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India will need more than a target to triple its exports

Trade pacts with EU and others will be vital to reaching Modi's goal

| India
Artisans spin cotton during an event to promote hand-woven cloth in Ahmedabad on Aug. 27: India's export basket has a strong bias toward low-value raw materials.   © Reuters

Ritesh Kumar Singh is the founder and chief executive of policy research and advisory company Indonomics Consulting in New Delhi.

India's export sectors have been on a roll lately on the back of a prolonged global commodity bull run, attempts by companies and countries to cut their dependence on imports from China and a COVID-induced surge in demand for all kinds of merchandise.

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