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India issues demarche to China on trade barriers

India has issued China a demarche on an economic issue. The stern diplomatic protest follows dissatisfaction over the lack of specific commitments by the Chinese government to facilitate the export of Indian goods and services to China, as these are increasingly mired by restrictions. India took the unusual move at the conclusion of a joint economic group meeting in Beijing on Tuesday. The Indian commerce ministry handed the demarche to its Chinese counterpart, listing specific items on which India expects China to take urgent action.