In September, India’s merchandise exports grew 6% year-on-year. In the normal course, this modest rise would be unremarkable. But in the midst of a raging pandemic and sharp economic contraction, this has come as a source for cheer.As the department of commerce released the export numbers last week, noting that the uptick was in fact 9.2% in rupee terms, there was euphoria among officials and exporters alike. For many of them, it must have felt

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