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India's flawed attempt to decouple from China will only hurt consumers

Banning TikTok and keeping Beijing out of 5G network do not help Indians in long run

| India
Banning Chinese apps has costs such as potential job losses and investment foregone.   © AP

Ritesh Kumar Singh is chief economist of Indonomics Consulting and a former assistant director of the Finance Commission of India.

The deaths of 20 of India's soldiers in violent clashes with China along a disputed Himalayan border last month laid bare more than just its military shortcomings.

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