外文标题：India’s refusal to sign WTO deal a wrong signal, US says
NEW DELHI/SYDNEY: US secretary of state John Kerry told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that India's refusal to sign a global trade deal sent the wrong signal, and he urged New Delhi to work to resolve the row as soon as possible.
A World Trade Organization pact to ease worldwide customs rules collapsed late on Thursday over India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling.
"Failure to sign the Trade Facilitation Agreement sent a confusing signal and undermined the very image Prime Minister Modi is trying to send about India," a US state department official told reporters after Kerry's meeting with Modi.
Kerry was in New Delhi as part of an annual strategic dialogue to revitalise ties and lay the ground for a visit by Modi to Washington in December.
The official said the meeting was "strong and positive" despite the breakdown at the trade talks in Geneva.
First blunder by modi govt.
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p u r g e r (jk) replies to Pradeep
Had Indians learnt such blunders earlier on, perhaps we would not have been colonized...
Middle finger to USA ..i.
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.....may be a wrong signal to USA but its a right and strong signal to people of India................ and mindwell Indians are not your slaves!!!!!!!!! Mr tom uncle!!!!!!!!!!!!! you shrewd double standard hypocrites.
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Paramjeet Saluja (Unknown)
US has always dictated terms now its Indias turn, a step to show the world that we are on the way to super power
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Good decision by India, America might be a superpower but cant manipulate or dominate other countries
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Wondering when will NAMO ban US DOLLAR and EURO for ever and get BRICS currency in India !?!
I INDIAN (Unknown)
It will definitely affect bilateral ties........
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Food Security (Vital for India)
Food security is vital for India sustenence in future to feed its billion plus population. India must take this into conisdewration while finalsiing the WTO.
Chandrakant Bagoria (Bareilly)
kERY Sir If America does it than it is right ,and if India does it than it is wrong?
India should sign the deal. Remember, India made a big leap forward economically following late PM P.V. Narasimha Rao's customs reforms. Also if those many jobs are involved then Indains will be the ones to benefit the most from them. I am wondering if PM Modi has the right expert consultants in his govt. Those surrounding him at this point have not exhibited any grasp of economic fundamentals.
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Anonymous (World) replies to bbassa9824
You are viewing one side of the issue.
If and when the U S says India's action is wrong,we may consider it is right in our interest.
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India,s stand is genuine. West should understand our concern. Why they can't agree to our stand.thanx
Subrata Pramanick (Unknown)
The World know our stand on WTO. If the US thinks it is a wrong signal, let them think. Doesn't matter to us.
I am proud to have a Prime Minister like Mr. Modi... America you need us more than we need you. get it clear.
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Feku (Delhi) replies to Dreamhome
Biggest joke! That's why Indians run to USA?
Nation First is my VOTE. ..... The World would exclude us at their own risk. Our market potential is too high.
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US wants everyone to say 'yes boss' to whatever they say.
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India as a nation has to tend to its own people and serve its interests. If the Interests of WTO are against the nations progress and self reliance then WTO maybe ignored.
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