Indian officials were relieved they survived a panel discussion in New Zealand without hearing the words “free trade”. India’s Auckland-based honorary consol Bhav Dhillon told the audience he was “experiencing a moment of joy” having a discussion in front of a New Zealand audience which did not revolve around “transactional” issues like trade. The Indian high commissioner Muktesh Pardeshi was pleasantly surprised too. Their hopes were premature. The audience at the India-New Zealand Business Summit in Auckland had not forgotten, it was just that nobody had asked them if they had any questions. Read More.