As concerns over China mount, India may take more time to sign RCEP
BJP secretary Madhav said India had free trade pacts with South East Asian Nations as a grouping and Japan
Negotiations have been taking place to clinch the pact before leaders of these countries meet in Bangkok next month for the ASEAN summit
New Delhi: India may take more time to conclude negotiations on joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a mega trade deal that aims to bring together 16 countries from Southeast Asia and neighbouring areas. It thus may not be ready to sign the pact when leaders of these countries meet next month, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday.