Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India
India found itself at the centre of the global COVID-19 crisis early this year, when a devastating second wave pushed its healthcare system to the brink of collapse and set back an economy that had been showing signs of growth.
However, with cases now trending downwards, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing a renewed vaccination drive from 21 June, the attention of the Indian Government has turned to economic recovery.
A man who is integral to plotting India’s recovery from the economic malaise of the COVID-19 crisis is Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian, the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, who will be briefing Asia House Corporate Members on Thursday 8 July.
Despite the State Bank of India revising the country’s GDP growth projections downwards from 10.4 per cent to 7.9 per cent as a result of lockdown measures, Dr Subramanian remains positive and expects the economy to start recovering from July.
Speaking from New Delhi, Dr Subramanian will assess the impact of COVID-19 on the Indian economy and the government’s plans to return to pre-pandemic levels of growth. With India and the UK having recently demonstrated their intention to establish a free trade agreement, Dr Subramanian will also address the importance of the UK-India trading relationship to India’s recovery plans, as well as the prospects of India changing its position on regional trading agreements including the CPTPP and RCEP.
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READ THE ASIA HOUSE RESEARCH NOTE ON INDIA’S TRADING RELATIONSHIPS