[M. Somasekhar] Can S. Korea emerge a bigger trade partner for India post COVID-19?
May 28, 2020
Sleek cars, versatile mobiles and now COVID-19 testing kits. The image and recall of South Korea to the average Indian has been slowly increasing over the decades. Daewoo’s small car Matiz wooed the bulging, neo-rich middle class during the mid-1990’s as India opened up its economy through the landmark reforms under then Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao. Then came Santro from Hyundai, a runaway success at the turn of the century. With the consumer push, the Korean chaebol -- led b