The talks for the FTA have been stalled since May 2013 when both sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on crucial issues, including on data security status for the IT sector
Economic hurdles and role of China mean staying out of RCEP isn't the wrong move for India... for now
For now, there are a handful of major economic concerns that preclude India from considering the RCEP... and one rather formidable geopolitical one
The RCEP covers a larger population than any previous regional free trade agreement and could help further cement China’s image as the dominant economic power in its neighborhood
Last year, India had exited the RCEP agreement over concerns about cheap Chinese goods entering the country. India was a notable absentee during Sunday's virtual signing
India should heed appeal by RCEP members to return to negotiating table; then battle hard for equitable deal
On Wednesday, representatives from ASEAN, along with Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Australia and China participated virtually in the 10th RCEP inter-sessional ministerial meeting
S Jaishankar says India has not closed doors on China-backed RCEP, will evaluate deal on its trade, economic merit
India has not closed its doors on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and will carry out a cost-benefit analysis to evaluate its merit, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday
China downplays India's decision not to sign RCEP trade deal, says member nations ready to address New Delhi's concerns
China on Wednesday played down India's decision not to join the mega RCEP trade deal, saying the members of the grouping are prepared to work together to address New Delhi's concerns
Walking out of RCEP deal wasn't a 'bold decision', it was induced by fear of competition and will end up only harming India in long run
RCEP deal: It is strange to call a decision a metric of 'strength', that has been taken out of fear. Regardless of the Opposition's or government's narrative, the fact remains that India's move to walk out of RCEP deal was borne out of worry against competition.
India stood its ground at RCEP negotiations and in the national interest decided not to join the China-led mega-trade pact, said Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday
Industry, traders and farmers on Monday appreciated the Modi government's decision not to join China-backed mega Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
Daily Bulletin: NGT summons Delhi govt, Centre over pollution; power tussle in Maharashtra continues; day's top stories
However, Pawar did not give any sign of his party changing its 'we will sit in Opposition' stand in Maharashtra, which is waiting for a new government more than a week after announcement of poll results on 24 October.
Mutually beneficial RCEP trade deal in India's interest, have put forward 'reasonable proposals', Narendra Modi tells Bangkok newspaper
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is 'clear' that a mutually beneficial RCEP, in which all sides gain reasonably, is in interests of the country and of all nations involved in the negotiation
Narendra Modi embarks on three-day Thailand visit for ASEAN Summit, other multilateral events; says will ensure India's interests protected in RCEP
The prime minister said he will be reviewing with ASEAN partners, India cooperative activities, and examining plans for strengthening ASEAN and ASEAN-led mechanisms, enhancing connectivity (sea, land, air, digital and people-to-people), deepening economic partnerships, and expanding maritime cooperation.
RCEP trade pact: Govt to protect interest of industry before entering into any agreement, says Piyush Goyal
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday that the government will protect the interest of domestic industry before entering into the proposed mega free-trade pact RCEP, which is in the last phase of negotiations
India pursues China-led trade deal despite domestic opposition; critics say cheap Chinese products will flood local markets
India is pressing ahead with talks to join a China-led free trade pact, officials said on Thursday, despite the fears of some domestic producers that the country would be flooded with cheaper Chinese imports
Daily Bulletin: Cyclone Gaja to make landfall in Tamil Nadu by evening; second DeepVeer wedding ceremony today; day's top stories
Kerala government called for an all-party meeting on Sabarimala issue today, Narendra Modi will attend the East Asia Summit in Singapore on Thursday, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will have a traditional Anand Karaj ceremony on Thursday - here are the day's top stories.
Narendra Modi in Singapore: PM calls for early conclusion of multi-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership deal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted that significant progress has been made in market access of negotiation for goods and called on similar efforts on services sectors.
Narendra Modi meets Mike Pence: In Trump's absence, VP's job will be to squeeze India into picking US over Russia
India is the second largest importer of Iranian oil after China, sourcing more than 9 percent of its energy needs from Tehran.
China-backed trade deal that excludes US to take centre stage at ASEAN Summit as Donald Trump skips conference
World leaders will push for the rapid completion of a massive, China-backed trade deal that excludes the US at a summit this week, in a rebuke to rising protectionism and Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.