India’s government is reported to have put on hold plans to open up the retail market to global supermarket chains.
Just days after approving long-awaited proposals to raise the limits on foreign investment, a government ally said he had been told the policy was suspended.
The decision to allow chains such as Walmart and Tesco into India has sparked fierce opposition.
Critics fear the move would destroy millions of jobs and businesses.
When will the British government bring in the long-promised retail adjudicator with powers to fine unjust supermarket dealings?
It has cross-party support.