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India restricted the import of palm oil from Malaysia as part of its retaliation against the southeast Asian nation for criticizing New Delhi on Kashmir and its new citizenship law.

India imposed restrictions on palm oil and palmolein Wednesday, amending it from “Free” to “Restricted,” according to a notification issued by Commerce Ministry.

The move targets Malaysia, the main supplier to India of refined palm oil and palmolein.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said New Delhi “invaded and occupied” Jammu and Kashmir during his address to the UN General Assembly in September, and refused to budge from demanding the

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