Free trade agreements are the cornerstone of any strong economy. With India's policymaking and foreign policy shifting toward becoming the next manufacturing hub, FTAs are integral for our growth into the next global superpower. Today, we have our guests Rahul Bajoria and Nirav Kanodra. Rahul is the Chief Economist at Barclays, focusing on Asia–Pacific, with a special emphasis on India’s macroeconomy and policy making. Nirav is an investment banker based out of Singapore with extensive experience in sales and trading. He is also considered a prominent voice when it comes to macroeconomic issues. In this episode, they speak about topics such as the significance of FTAs and their use as a strategic tool, how FTAs can ensure optimal economic growth, Indo-Australia agreement, future FTAs that India might sign, and more.