Regulatory activism might not only repel any rational investor willing to invest in India, but being a reciprocal arrangement, can concomitantly reduce protection for Indian companies exporting capital abroad. As global companies contemplate moving their investments away from China as a fallout of the pandemic, it is an opportune time to review and revise the Model BIT from the present inward-looking protectionist approach, to a more pragmatic one." An economist and me collaborated to write on the need to relook at India's Model Bilateral Investment Treaty of 2016 which features in today's edition of the Business Line (aka The Hindu... (More)