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Title:
INDIA'S TRADE AND INVESTMENT RELATIONSHIP IN SAARC COUNTRIES: RECENT TRENDS

Authors:
Dr. Nandeesha K.

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Dr. Nandeesha K.
Assistant Professor, School of Economics and Commerce, CMR University, Bengaluru-560043, Karnataka, India

MLA 8
K., Dr. Nandeesha. "INDIA'S TRADE AND INVESTMENT RELATIONSHIP IN SAARC COUNTRIES: RECENT TRENDS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 6300-6315, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=441. Accessed Nov. 2018.
APA
K., D. (2018, November). INDIA'S TRADE AND INVESTMENT RELATIONSHIP IN SAARC COUNTRIES: RECENT TRENDS. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(11), 6300-6315. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=441
Chicago
K., Dr. Nandeesha. "INDIA'S TRADE AND INVESTMENT RELATIONSHIP IN SAARC COUNTRIES: RECENT TRENDS." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 11 (November 2018), 6300-6315. Accessed November, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=441.

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Abstract:
The analysis of trade among the countries is an interesting phenomenon in International Trade, even analyzing the trend is some more interesting. The study is made an analysis of trade and investment between India and SAARC. The study is attempted to analyze the growth and structure of India's bilateral export and import trade relations with SAARC countries. For the analysis purpose, out of eight countries in the SAARC group the study has selected three countries namely Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka because these three countries were found to be trading with India comparatively on a higher trade volume and value. The analysis was made by taking India's exports to and imports from these three countries. The study culled out the issue that in recent time India's trade with selected SAARC countries witness a general increase in the overall trade. The study proved that in recent time the general trend is that India do more exports and imports with Bangladesh followed by Nepal and Sri Lanka comes the third in terms of value. However, Bangladesh should be cautious about to strive to boost private investment by reforming business regulations and addressing financial sector weakness. During last 17 years the largest economy of SAARC i.e. India has been getting highest amount of FDI inflows followed by Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. But SAARC countries performing very poor compare to ASEAN countries. Consequently, the study shows the contribution of India's trade and investment in SAARC countries which has been made the fastest-growing of the region in the World.