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Russia-Ukraine war: Govt in talks with Egypt to start wheat shipments

India is in final talks to begin wheat exports to Egypt, while negotiations are also going on with countries such as China and Turkey, after Russia's invasion of Ukraine upended global supplies

Farmers use a combined harvester in a wheat field. Photo: PTI
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Farmers use a combined harvester in a wheat field. Photo: PTI

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India is in final talks to begin wheat exports to Egypt, the biggest importer, while negotiations are also going on with countries such as China and Turkey, after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upended global supplies.

The country is in discussions to sell wheat to Bosnia, Sudan, Nigeria and Iran too, the commerce ministry said in a statement at the weekend. India is the world’s second-largest producer, while Bangladesh was the largest buyer of the nation’s wheat in 2020-21, it said.

The government has given assurances to make sufficient railway capacity available to meet any immediate surge in demand

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First Published: Mar 21 2022 | 11:03 PM IST

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