Can India integrate more fully into the global economy and energise its trade by joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Or will negotiating an entry require significant concessions, not necessarily in India’s interests? These outcomes will depend on how TPP framework itself develops – inclusively or exclusively
In almost every global forum, India has engaged with smaller nations to affect outcomes at the expense of the more broad-based universalist approach it traditionally espoused toward multilateralism. Will these manoeuvres yield stature in the absence of meaningful commitments to the resolution of problems?