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Muting the Dragon's Ringtone


Atmarnirbhar Bharat
Indian electronics industry
trade relations

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Gupta, K., & Gupta, K. (2021). Muting the Dragon’s Ringtone: A Case for the Transition of the Indian Electronics Industry from China to Vietnam. Global Journal for Aspiring Economists, 1(2), 4–26. Retrieved from https://journal.gaee.org/index.php/gjae/article/view/g53


The policy of Atma-nirbhar Bharat is aimed at making India a self-sufficient and self-generating economy. This self-reliance sentiment was bolstered by anti-China protests due to the Galwan valley standoff. In this context, many Indian nationalists have vouched for the boycott of “Made in China” products especially electronics since they form 50% of Chinese imports and so moving to Vietnam is appreciated as a viable option. In this context, this paper uses the tools of comparative data analytics and constitute a Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) to analyze the efficacy of substituting Chinese imports with those from Vietnam and make a case for making this substitution possible.

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