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India-Canada tensions: Multi-billion economic deals at risk if rift widens

But, experts say there may not be an immediate impact

India-Canada tensions: Multi-billion economic deals at risk if rift widens
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Shreya Nandi New Delhi

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The heightened diplomatic tensions between India and Canada could adversely impact economic relations if the rift widens, although experts believe there may not be an immediate impact.  

Negotiations for an early harvest trade deal between the two countries were put on hold earlier this month because of “political” reasons, even as talks were at an advanced stage and both sides hoped to finalise the agreement by the end of this year.

Jayant Dasgupta, former World Trade Organisation (WTO) ambassador of India, said putting off free-trade agreement (FTA) talks would affect both sides adversely.

“If there had been an FTA (which

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First Published: Sep 19 2023 | 9:26 PM IST

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