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End of US tariff exemption puts pressure on Modi

But experts say trade issues unlikely to impact close defence and security ties between both countries

The decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw tariff exemptions for India puts pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to balance domestic aspirations with the demand by the United States for greater access to the Indian market, said analysts.

It also strikes a discordant note in close ties between the two.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2019, with the headline 'End of US tariff exemption puts pressure on Modi'. Print Edition | Subscribe