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Bilateral investment treaty with U.A.E.

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Source: TH

 Context: The Union Cabinet of India has approved a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), aiming to enhance bilateral economic engagement, particularly in manufacturing and foreign direct investment (FDI).

  • The approval is expected to boost investor confidence, attract large investments, and create opportunities for foreign investments and overseas direct investments.
  • The BIT aligns with the goal of Atmanirbhar Bharat, promoting domestic manufacturing, reducing import dependence, and increasing exports.
  • India and the U.A.E. had previously implemented a free trade agreement in May 2022


A bilateral investment treaty (BIT) is an agreement between two countries that establishes the terms and conditions for private investment by one country’s nationals and companies in the other country

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