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India and Australia's winning deal on trade will boost the Quad

Canberra and New Delhi finally move beyond cricket, curry and the Commonwealth

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Narendra Modi, right, and Scott Morrison, upper left, hold a virtual signing ceremony on April 2: India is slowly emerging from its protectionist cocoon. (Handout photo from India's Press Information Bureau)

Akhil Ramesh is a resident fellow at Pacific Forum, a foreign policy research institute based in the U.S.

The interim Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement signed between Australia and India on April 2 marks a watershed moment. The deal, which eliminates tariffs on over 85% of Australian exports to India and 96% of Indian goods exported to Australia, signals to the world three important developments.

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