Business The current trade war may do to India what US-Japan conflict of 1980s did to China Updated : October 17, 2019 02:08 PM IST There is little evidence to suggest that but for trade wars, world would have been a better place. The trade conflict may enable India to establish a strong manufacturing base that has eluded the country for the past seven decades. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.