Continuity and Regularity:
We should make it a point that once we have entered the market for a particular commodity and have gained some foothold in it, we must strive to maintain this position, notwithstanding constraints of domestic production in some future years. If such a situation arises, we should be ready to sacrifice domestic consumption. Switch-off and switch-on systems do not work in trade. Continuity and regularity are hallmarks of success in international markets. Equally important is for Indian exporters to change their mind-set. Exporters should get dedicated to 'marketing' which is the exchange of 'satisfaction' for money, as distinct from 'trading' which is the exchange of goods for money. The former can be described as sadhana, while the latter is pooja. Marketing needs perseverance.