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Trump raises doubts on trade deal with India


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

19th Feb, 2020. 02:47 pm
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US President Donald Trump said that the US and India were heading towards a major trade deal. But he was not sure whether the deal will be signed before the US presidential election in November.

Donald Trump had visited India on his first official trip on Monday. Authorities have been trying for weeks to bring together a limited accord providing the US more access to India’s dairy and poultry markets as well as decreasing tariffs on other items.

However, no discovery has been declared. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s visit was also canceled. It is leading to problems the two sides face in limiting differences before Trump’s visit.

Donald Trump talked to media outside Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. He said, “We can have a trade deal with India, but I’m really saving the big deal for later on,”

“We’re doing a very big trade deal with India. We’ll have it. I don’t know if it’ll be done before the election, but we’ll have a very big deal with India,”

Donald Trump also said, “We’re not treated very well by India, but I happen to like Prime Minister Modi a lot. And he told me we’ll have 7 million people between the airport and the event,” He said while referring to the roadshow before the “Hello Trump” campaign in Ahmedabad.

Earlier’s Modi administration filed police cases against social media users in Indian occupied Kashmir under “anti-terror” laws for defying social media ban using proxy servers.

People of Indian occupied Kashmir have already been under a security and communication lock down since August 5, when India revoked Article 370 of its constitution to illegally annex occupied Kashmir.

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