Will the U.S. and India Play the Long Game on Trade?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President Trump at the White House, June 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
Trump’s visit to India could produce long-term economic and strategic benefits.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE P resident Trump visits India on February 24 and 25, and one centerpiece of his trip is a modest trade deal with the world’s biggest democracy. India has been growing at an average of 7 percent in total output the past decade, but the continued emergence of its $2.7 trillion economy is facing real headwinds, most of which are self-generated. It remains the most closed major economy in the democratic world, and the reported scope of the likely trade deal will not change its trajectory by very much. The potential long-term benefit of Trump’s trip to India and of Prime Minister

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