India faces an uphill task in maintaining its viability against highly competitive countries in Asia. In light of this, examine the challenges India faces in attracting the relocating supply chains in the wake of Covid pandemic. 10 marks

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  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/shifting-sands-for-asian-economies/article33120416.ece
  • In the intro, mention the issue of disruption of supply chains and growing inclination towards diversifying the supply chains.
  • In the body, discuss the challenges India faces in pocketing the supply chains moving out of China in the wake of a pandemic. In the next part, discuss the challenges of increasing domestic investment, reforms in the trade policy and increasing the women’s participation in labour force.
  • Conclude by mentioning the need for finding an alternative trade block to RCEP to increase the trade with the countries in the region.
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