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DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS For 20th July 2017 By JATIN VERMA Educator Unacademy For Daily The Hindu News & Editorial analysis- Visit my Unacademy profile- www.unacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
Page Il: China shows zero tolerance to 'sovereignty' threats . China's insistence on the withdrawal of Indian troops from the Doklam plateau as a precondition for negotiations is consistent with its position on Tibet.Taiwan or the South China Sea areas of hyper-sensitivity where Beijing perceives that its "territorial sovereignty" is at stake. S. Diplomatic entanglings between China & other Countries:- I. Proposed visit of the Dalai Lama to Botswana, 2. The moves by the United States to reopen naval port calls with Taiwan. 3. Indonesia's cartographic dalliance, by renaming a portion of the South China Sea as North Natuna Sea, has also drawn Beijing's ire. 4. Last year, Mongolia's decision to welcome the Dalai Lama in Ulan Bator resulted in Bejing's decision to im- pose stringent trade restrictions on its unequal neigh-
The 14th Dalai is a political exile who has long been engaged in anti-China separatist activities under the cloak of religion with the attempt to split Tibet from China. China is firmly opposed to Dalai's trip to any country for activities aimed at split- ting China in any capacity. China perceives any encouragement to the Dalai Lama by foreign powers or military or political support to Taiwan as a challenge to its "One China" polic)y. China has also raised the red flag on Indonesia's decision to issue a new official map renaming a part of the South China Sea (SCS) as the North Natuna Sea. The map apparently intersects a part of the Nine-Dash line, which defines China's maritime boundary in the SCS For Indian Polity Crash course, Visit my Unacademy profile- www.unacademy.com/user/studiousjatin
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Page 11: U.S. presses India, China for talks India and China should work together to come up with "some better sort of arrangement" for peace, the U.S. expressing concern over the military stand-off in the Sikkim sector. . A top Army officer of U.S. said China's leaders remained focussed on developing the capabilities to increase the country's regional influence and to counter any third-party intervention, including by the U.S., during a conflict. Expressing concern over the People's Liberation Army's growing assertiveness in the strategic Asia-Pacific region, a top U.S. commander said that China was exploiting its economic leverage to advance its regional political objectives WORLD NEWS Page 12:Trump, Putin held undisclosed talks Hours into a long dinner with world leaders who had gathered for the Group of 20 summit meeting, President Donald Trump left his chair at the sprawling banquet table and headed to where President Vladimir Putin of Russia was seated.
| Panel for bigger Indian role in Afghanistan. U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Forces report excerpts: I. India has a"critical role" to play in breaking the stalemate in Afghanistan & it called U.S.Senate Commite on Armed Forces report excerpts for enhancing trilateral cooperation between Afghanistan, India and the U.S. In a report accompanying the National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2018, the committee also called for enhancing the overall defence cooperation between the U.S. and India, and eventually joint naval patrol of the Indian Ocean. 2. 2. 3. The Senate Committee also pulled up the Department of Defense for not making faster progress in improving cooperation between India and the U.S. While acknowledging improvement in partnership, the report said the committee was concerned by a growing gap between the overarching goals of the bilateral defence relationship and the Department's implementation of these objectives 4. 5. The committee specifically noted the delay by the Pentagon in designating an individual within the Department to "coordinate and expedite bilateral defence cooperation," as required by last year's NDAA.
nt of U.S. export to India" after last year's NDAA, but called for faster progress and focussed approach. It said the 2012 Defense Technology and Trade Initiative has six "pathfinder" initiatives, which need to be more in alignment with the Joint Strategic Vision between the two countries . The committee is concerned by the current stalemate in Afghanistan, It believes that the United States should leverage the capabilities of allies and partners to more effectively secure regional stability and security. The committee believes that the United States needs to recommit to the fight in Afghanistarn. . India, as a major defence partner of the United States and a contributor to regional security, has a critical role to play in this effort. . About India-Afghanistan Relations: India has been less than enthusiastic about Joint patrol and cautious while expanding India has been less than enthusiastic about Joint patrol and cautious while expanding cooperation with the Afghan government. . India has a strategic partnership agreement with Afghanistan, but its military component remains limited.
Business Page 13:AAl to bear capex for two airports' . The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will bear the capital expenditure at Jaipur and Ahmedabad airports even as private developers will only need to concentrate on operations and maintenance (O&M) of the two airports whose terminal buildings are set to be privatised . The AAl has re-examined the issue related to the project financials of the O&M project for Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports The concept of project cost will be different in case of these two air- ports as against the model adopted for privatisation of other airports, including Delhi and Mumbai airports. . The Private operators who had shown interest in running the terminal building of the two airports had opined that the scope of revenue generation was limited in the O&M model so they may not find it viable to incur capital expenditure
Business Page: ONGC gets nod to buy out Centre's stake in HPCL. The Cabinet approved the sale of the government's 51.1 1% stake in oil refiner HPCL to India's largest oil producer ONGC for a potential sum in the range of Rs. 26,000 crore to Rs. 30,000 crore. . while ONGC buying HPCL will help the government meet as much as 40% of its target for raising Rs. 72,500 crore in the current fiscal through stake sale, more deals in the oil sector including one where refiner Indian Oil Corp. potentially buys out explorer Oil India Ltd. or Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. merges with gas utility GAIL, may be in the offing Business Page: NCLT reserves order on IBC petition against Bhushan Steel The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) reserved order on insolvency pleas against Bhushan Steel as well as Bhushan Steel and Power even as it 'wondered' as to why RBI had to issue directions to banks to initiate bankruptcy proceedings against big defaulters
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