Modi showcases India at Davos


PRIME MINISTER EXPLAINS THREAT OF GROWING PROTECTIONISM INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi mounted a defense of globalisation at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday (23), urging joint action on climate change and economic cooperation, in a speech some delegates took as a swipe at US president Donald Trump’s America First agenda.   Modi, making the forum’s first speech by an Indi­an head of state in more than two decades, did not mention Trump by name but he criticised the rise of protectionism in remarks delivered three days before the US president will address the summit.   “Instead of globalisation, the power of protection­ism is…

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