Tea exporters ready to stop exports to Pakistan

Kolkata: India can stop exporting tea to Pakistan in the wake of escalating tensions between the two neighbours following the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives of 45 paramilitary troopers, said the exporters body, which is ready to back the Centre in case of any retaliatory measures, even at the cost of incurring losses.

Asked whether the Indian Tea Exporters’ Association (ITEA) was ready to stop shipments across the border to Pakistan if the govt shuts the door on bilateral trade, ITEA chairman Anshuman Kanoria asserted: “Of course, we are ready. The nation and the security of our forces and fellow countrymen comes first and commerce is secondary.”

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