Have election waves in India, UK sidelined free trade deal?

THE possibility of an India-UK free trade agreement (FTA) has been delayed following prime minister Rishi Sunak’s unexpected announcement of a snap election on July 4, just a month after India’s election results come out on June 4. Despite reassurances from political analysts and strategic experts that the bilateral relationship should remain stable regardless of the outcomes of either election, the narrow opportunity for a deal under the Sunak-led Tory government has been overshadowed by the electoral dynamics in both nations.