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Can India economically decouple itself from China?

Boycotts of Chinese goods echo fight for economic independence from UK

Is India's move toward greater self-reliance a wise step or not? It seems to be conducting an economic experiment on a grand scale.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- The upwelling of nationalism in India set off by a recent border clash with China has subsided somewhat, but Indians remain fearful of being too economically dependent on their powerful neighbor.

Nearly two months have passed since Indian and Chinese troops skirmished along their Himalayan border in mid-June. That incident killed 20 Indian soldiers and was the first deadly fighting between the two Asian giants in 45 years. After negotiations between top military commanders, the two sides' forces eased military tensions in July.

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