The coronavirus pandemic was a huge wake-up call for India Inc to reduce the dependency of supplies and imports from China when the supply chain got severely impacted. Similarly, the Indo-China tensions due to border dispute in Ladakh also raised concerns over trade and deals between the two countries. In an interview with Himanshu Srivastava, Practice Head and Partner – Business Advisory Services, ASA & Associates, ETCFO discussed what does it mean for India to be self-reliant in this backdrop.He has almost two decades of experience and is responsible for business advisory services of the company and heads the Japan, Korea, China – South-East Asian desk. The Edited Excerpts.Q: In the backdrop of India-China tension, Covid-19 led announcements of ‘atmanirbhar Bharat’ how do you see make in India shaping up?Himanshu Srivastava: India has rightly placed the focus on five pillars selected for self-reliant India - Economy, Infrastructure, technology-driven … [Read more...] about India will take 10 years to become more self-reliant, say Partner – Business Advisory Services- China, Japan, Korea, ASA & Associates
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