India suspends plan to open up to global supermarkets
7 December 2011 Last updated at 16:38 GMT
India's parliament has ended a two-week deadlock after the government confirmed it was suspending a plan to open up the retail market to global supermarkets.
The decision has been suspended "until a consensus is developed through consultation among various stakeholders", a statement said.
Opposition parties hailed a "victory" but the government insisted the suspension was only temporary.
The decision to allow foreign chains into India has been fiercely opposed.
Sanjoy Majumder reports.