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    India’s Exports Evolving From Calls to Cars

    Who wants to be sub-anything when it comes to trade? India’s exports have transformed the nation from a charity case to an economic force to be reckoned with. But its goods have largely been intellectual, like customer service or professional work, and now Prime Minister Narendra Modi is urging Indians to “Make in India.” Like its manufacturing behemoth frenemy China, the country’s starting to crank out durable goods like motor vehicles, and if Modi succeeds in doubling his ports’ shipping capacity by 2020, India could become an export continent unto itself.

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