India China Faceoff: Tender For 44 Vande Bharat Trains Canceled After Bid From Chinese Joint Venture, Indian Army Also Warned


The Indian Army blamed China for not retarding its antics in eastern Ladakh – the Chinese Army should restore its original position on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). If China does any nefarious act then it will have to face its unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, the Railways on Friday canceled the contract to build 44 cm high speed Vande Bharat Express train, giving China another blow.

The tender for this was issued only last year. When the tenders were opened last month, only the JV company with joint venture with China got the contract. In this only CRRC Pioneer Electric India Private Limited was found eligible among the six applicants.

Under the contract, the company was to supply 44 Vande Bharat trains and electrical equipment and other essential items to manufacture its 16 coaches each. The JV company was formed in 2015 by China’s CRRC Yongji Electric Company Limited and Gurugram-based Pioneer Phil-Med Private Limited. Now a new contract will be issued in a week. However, the railways has not asked to cancel the old contract.

Dragon laying net in India’s neighborhood
China is building an economic corridor in Pakistan. It is a major project to reach China’s Xinjiang by sea from Pakistan’s Gwadar port, with the help of which China is seeking to capture the business of Central Asia and also wants to fulfill its strategic interest.

At the same time, Nepal also joined China’s One Road-One Belt Project in 2017. He is busy giving anti-India air in Nepal on this pretext. After cleverly acquiring Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka on a 99-year lease, China is now investing Rs 36, 480 crore for a number of projects, including construction of an airport, coal power plant and two large dams there.

While China has leased 16 islands of Maldives. If he captures these islands, he can keep an eye on the naval convoys along with the merchant ships of India. Also can deploy their ships on these islands in the event of war.

Chinese army is not serious about resolving deadlock on the border
The Indian Army blamed China for not retarding its antics in eastern Ladakh – the Chinese Army should restore its position on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). If China does any nefarious act then it will have to face its unexpected consequences. According to government sources, the military has stated in a stern tone that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China is not serious about resolving the deadlock on the border.

Sources said that in the recent military talks, the Indian Army strongly insisted on restoring China’s PLA before April this year. The Indian Army categorically stated, any change in LAC will not be tolerated.

Sources said that the Chinese army is now trying to justify its misdeeds in eastern Ladakh. The Chinese side is only working on a strategy of exchange of ideas. He is not interested in resolving the deadlock of the border. After diplomatic talks to resolve the border dispute, the Foreign Ministry had said that India and China on Thursday swiftly agreed to settle the issue under existing agreements and protocols.

The army chief has already given open discounts to the commanders
Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane has already asked all senior commanders posted on the LAC front to be on high alert and to give a befitting reply to any provocation by the Chinese Army. Apart from this, the army has procured large-scale weapons, ammunition and winter clothes. Also, the Air Force is on high alert with its war planes and helicopters.

Foreign Ministry on alert, suspected Chinese students on visa in India are on the government’s radar
The central government is on alert after the case of Chinese spy Luo Song arrested in the Rs 1000 crore hawala racket case. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs is keeping a close watch on suspected Chinese students staying on visas in India.

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