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As standoff persists, a US-India trade deal is unlikely during Trump visit

With deadlock persisting on a host of issues, US-India trade deal is uncertain

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GSP | RCEP deal | Narendra Modi

Subhayan Chakraborty 



Manila: President Donald Trump, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands during a bilateral meeting at the ASEAN Summit at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Manila: President Donald Trump, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands during a bilateral meeting at the ASEAN Summit at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

US President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to India is not only heavy on optics — a grand roadshow in Ahmedabad — but also substance. Securing at least a limited yet favourable trade deal, dubbed "trade package", is on top of Trump's agenda, but officials in New Delhi appear unsure of him reaching the trip's ultimate goal.

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First Published: Sun, February 16 2020. 20:51 IST

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