India Plays Catch-Up to Strengthen Ties Across Latin America

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Brazilian President Michel Temer, Goa, India, Oct. 17, 2016 (AP photo by Manish Swarup).
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Brazilian President Michel Temer, Goa, India, Oct. 17, 2016 (AP photo by Manish Swarup).

Last month, the Indian government approved plans to move forward with talks for a free trade agreement with Peru, which would be India’s first free trade agreement in Latin America. In an email interview, Hari Seshasayee, a Latin America analyst at the Confederation of Indian Industry, discusses India’s ties across Latin America. WPR: Who are India’s main partners in Latin America, and what are the main areas of cooperation? Hari Seshasayee: India and Latin America cooperate in six main areas: energy, mining, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, information technology and agriculture. Three of these sectors-energy, mining and agriculture-are focused primarily on commodities. Venezuela, […]

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