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- In the intro, briefly introduce RCEP.
- In the body, discuss the strategic implication of not signing the RCEP as it gives China leverage and at the same time India is absent from the trade block. In the next part, discuss the need for India to explore the Indo-Pacific trade deal and active participation in the RSCI and CPTPP.
- Conclude by mentioning the need for India to work on an alternative to the trade block which assures the resilient supply chain.