Indo-US Trade in Services: Prospects for the ICT Sector under a Possible FTA

This project examined the possibilities of enhancing trade in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) sector if India and its largest trading partner, the US, enter into an FTA. Four sectoral studies (telecommunication services, audio-visual services, IT-enabled services, and software services) were conducted under this project. The study findings were used in the Indo-US Trade Forum and bilateral dialogues.

Journal Article:

Regional Cooperation in 4th IR and South Asia: Opportunities, Challenges and Way Forward, with Divya Satija, in South Asia Economic Journal (SAEJ) Volume 21, Issue No. 1, Sage Publication, April 6, 2020.


India as an Innovation Economy: The Role of IP and ICT, a white paper for European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC), coauthored, June 2018. (last accessed on April 21, 2021)


Indo-US FTA: Prospects for IT-enabled/BPO Services in IIMB Management Review, Vol. 19, No 3, September 2007, pgs. 231-250


ICRIER Working Papers:

Indo-U.S. FTA: Prospects for Audiovisual Services

Author(s): Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Mr. Paramita Deb Gupta, Mr. Prerna Ahuja


Indo-US FTA: Prospects for the Telecommunication Sector

Author(s): Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Mr. Prerna Ahuja


Prospects for IT-Enabled Services Under a Indo-US FTA

Author(s): Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Mr. Paramita Deb Gupta


Op-Ed Articles:

War between US & China is a technological one, published in the blog India Business & Trade of the Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India accessible at (last accessed on May 25, 2020), September 9, 2019.


Indo-US FTA: Prospects for IT services, co-authored with Paramita Deb Gupta, NASSCOM, July 2007.