China’s game plan to become a global superpower hastily costing heavily to the whole world especially developing nations. China is using the vilest tactics to expand its territory, capturing the global market with debt trap policy, using Naxalism and terrorism to create unrest in countries that it perceives as challenges, then Biological War, human rights violation, and so on.
What strategies are being adopted by China to grab control over resources, the market of the majority of countries and making them “Economic Slaves”. What fear made the majority of nations not speak against Wuhan Corona Virus? How many Muslim countries are vocal about the atrocities done to Uhgir Muslims by the Chinese government?
Debt trap policy concocted with intends to get benefited on three fronts:
- Military base at strategic locations
Let me put some stories which highlight how china is misusing its money and muscle power,
A recent study by the international agency about the 100 contracts signed with the 24 countries clearly showed that the purpose is to lend heavy loans with lower interest rates, which cannot be paid back by the countries. Then take control of their resources, market, infrastructure, and strategic locations to build Military bases to counter nations not supportive of their ideology of opportunism, expansionist attitude, and deceitful economic superpower dream.
Tajikistan: Debt trap country, China has grabbed territory of 1158 sq. km. and digging out natural resources like minerals, gold, silver, and empowering itself.
Laos: 25 years contract with China against the loan. Chinese companies have taken the control of their national grid, exporting power and earning huge amounts of money by grabbing even their market.
Montenegro: China lent 800 million dollars for the construction of a highway that is impossible to repay. The reason for this high funding is that the highway is a direct gateway to Europe.
Angola: Crude oil reserves are now under China’s control, leading to more damage to Angolans economy.
China is laying many efforts to counter India by using Indian neighbors. Srilanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Maldives and Bangladesh, these countries are already in a trap. We can very well comprehend Pakistan as a natural ally of China.
Srilanka: Hambantota port is given on lease for 99 years to China against non-repayment of the loan. In addition, 15000 acres of land were given to Chinese companies. Definitely, it is a strategic location against India and it has a commercial angle as well.
Pakistan: We cannot expect anything good from Pakistan. Pakistan is on the verge of collapsing socially and economically owing to its anti-India policies, supporting terrorism and religious extremism. They have become slaves of China. Slowly, China is taking control of its important locations, ports, resources and making them follow orders.
Maldives: one more country under debt traps on the verge of collapsing to China’s brawny contract.
So, what India is doing to counter China’s misadventure and tactics?
The current central government is in no mood to bow down to the pressure tactics frolicked by China. Many initiatives have already been taken to counter China and strong mechanisms being developed in defense forces, trade, international diplomacy, technological advancements are on the cards.
The biggest international diplomacy is “QUAD” (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue). India, the USA, Japan, and Australia stalwartly joined hands together and this new way of diplomacy has taken china on a backseat. China will think 100 times before any misadventure; will lead to more damage to China economically and militarily.
Defense force’s capabilities upgraded on the ground level with better infrastructure and facilities and at the same time technologically advanced arms and ammunition have been inducted and many more will be added in coming years.
The masterstroke by PM Modi is declaring and initiating actions on Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Self Reliant India) in May 2020. This initiative has given a big push to the government’s vision to achieve a 5 trillion dollars economy by 2025, though it will be delayed owing to the corona pandemic.
Why Atmanirbharat initiative is significant for India’s growth & how it will change India’s position in the global market?
Our import/export ratio with China is in favor of China in a big way. When India has a pool of talent in every sector and a big pool of youths unemployed. Still, we are giving out major business opportunities to China, which can be done in India with available knowledge, skills, and technology. Incremental innovation is the key to compete for China globally.
India is almost importing 55 percent of furniture, almost 72% toys, pharmaceutical raw material, a huge amount of electrical and electronics appliances, incense sticks, idols, rubber tyre, the list is long.
The reversal has begun with the self-reliant India initiative. We are already seeing the effects of this initiative and will create a big impact on the domestic market as well as the global market in near future. We not only will be fulfilling domestic needs but will also capture the global market in many sectors. We have already started snatching investment/ companies from china and it will further increase as we evolve with ease of doing business, better infrastructure, skilled manpower in every sector, research and development, educational reforms.
Few developments under Atmanirbhar Bharat:
• Electronic component and instrument manufacturing is on the top agenda. The plan is to produce mobile phones of worth Rupees 10.5 lakh crore in the coming 5 years. 65% will be exported.
• Manufacturing of integrated circuits (IC chips); the first plant will be operational in 2 years.
• Import banned for TV sets, Rubber tires, and few more items. Indigenous products are promoted.
• Toy industry and furniture industry is provided with the necessary support. We will become a net exporter in coming years. With the aim of promoting the toy industry of India, the country’s first national toy fair was digitally launched in February 2021.
• Ease of doing business is enticing well day by day, attracting FDI.
• Few companies have already shifted from China or are in the process of shifting to India. Though it is challenging we are making necessary changes in policies to make it a reality.
• The largest fund in the country worth ₹21,000 crores (US$2.9 billion) was set up by the IIT Alumni Council with the aim of supporting the mission towards self-reliance
• Coir Udyami Yojana aims to develop the coir-related industry’s sustainable development
• India’s own ‘Made in India’ 5G network was announced in July 2020 by Reliance Jio.
• India will be self-reliant in fertilizer production by 2023
• In August 2020, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced that the Defence Ministry is “now ready for a big push to Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative” by imposing an “import embargo on 101 items” in a staged manner over a period of 5 years.
• The research, development, and manufacture of COVID-19 vaccinations in India was connected to Atmanirbhar Bharat.
• As part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat package, numerous government decisions took place such as changing the definition of MSMEs, boosting scope for private participation in numerous sectors, increasing FDI in the defense sector; and the vision has found support in many sectors such as the solar manufacturer’s sector.
• “Brain drain to brain gain”, and had the aim of engaging India’s diaspora. To this effect, new organizations such as IN–SPACe will help in “preventing India’s Space talent Brain Drain”.
More” Make in India” commodities we purchase and promote, we are strengthening our country economically and globally.