The Galwan clash has fuelled popular jingoism among the people to boycott Chinese products. But among all this hurly- burly of devious stratagem, the question that arises is whether India is really ready to initiate a trade war with China, when its own manufacturing ability is limited? Are we ready to take the hardest pinch, as prices will increase for a host of items, ranging from mobile phones, smart TVs to cars? Are we ready to make India 'Aatmanirbhar' at the cost of our luxuries? During the Non-Cooperation Movement, Indians spurned foreign goods and burnt foreign clothes, but eventually had to go back to them due to lack of alternative Indian merchandise.
Chandan Kumar Nath,