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Rising Bharat International News Feed: October 17th 2020

  1. Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar to visit Russia to hold talks on various ongoing projects

(Times Now News, 17 October, 2020) News Link

  • Covid-19 vaccine: Sputnik V to undergo trial in India, Dr Reddy’s gets DCGI approval

(Hindustan Times, 17 October, 2020) News Link

  • Relation with Bhutan
  1. Bhutan Foreign Minister Extends Greetings To Indians On Navratri

(Business World, 17 October 2020) News Link

  • Looking for common ground on the borderline

(Tribune India, 17 October 2020) News Link

  • India allows market access for 5 Bhutanese agriculture products to boost bilateral trade

(DNA India, 17 October 2020) News Link

  • Global Hunger Index
    • India Ranks 94 Among 107 Countries in Global Hunger Index 2020

(The Wire, 17 October 2020) News Link

  1. Presence of Chinese troops with weapons at LAC a critical security challenge: Jaishankar

(Times of India, 17 October 2020) News Link

  • China insists Indians vacate Chushul heights, India says clear Pangong north

(Indian Express, 17 October 2020) News Link

  1. Pakistan still harbouring terrorism, difficult to have normal ties, says Jaishankar

(India Today, 17 October 2020) News Link

  • Pakistan law mantri attends virtual meet hosted by India

(Times of India, 17 October 2020) News Link

  • India asks Pakistan court for return of its 4 convicts

(Times of India, 17 October 2020) News Link

  • Army restores grave of Pakistan officer

(Times of India, 17 October 2020) News Link

  1. Clusters that could turn into Covid-19 hotspots need to be identified: Sowmya Swaminathan

(Deccan Herald, 17 October 2020) News Link

Rising Bharat International News Feed: October 11th 2020

  1. पाकिस्तान में मौलाना की हत्या, इमरान खान ने बिना सबूतों के भारत पर लगाया आरोप

(Amar Ujala, 11 October 2020) News Link

  1. 18-Year-Old Steps Into Shoes Of UK’s Senior-Most Diplomat In India For A Day

(NDTV,11 October 2020) News Link

  • Relation with Bangladesh
  1. Madhya Pradesh police: Over 500 Bangladeshi women trafficked to India, forced into sex racket

(Dhaka Tribune, 11 October 2020) News Link

  • Relation with Afghanistan
  1. ‘Afghan leadership won’t have concerns if India engages with Taliban’: Abdullah Abdullah

(Hindustan Times, 11 October 2020) News Link

  • Abdullah Abdullah concludes visit in India

(Hindustan Times, 11 October 2020) News Link

  • Relation with Indonesia
  1. 3 Aceh fishermen home after year stuck in India

 (Jakarta Post, 11 October 2020) News Link

  1. China occupies Nepal territory less than 70 km from India border

(Sunday Guardian Live, 11 October 2020) News Link

  1. No indication of any tactical military help from China to Pakistan: Indian Army

(deccanchronicle, 11 October 2020) News Link.

Rising Bharat International News Feed: October 9th 2020

  1. भारत के साथ दशकों पुरानी अटूट दोस्ती ने वैश्विक कहावत को गलत साबित किया: रूस

Key points:

  1. रूस ने भारत के दशकों पुरानी अटूट दोस्‍ती की जमकर प्रशंसा की है। रूसी विदेश मंत्रालय ने कहा कि ऐसा कहा जाता है कि किसी भी देश का कोई स्‍थायी मित्र या शत्रु नहीं होता है, अगर कोई चीज महत्‍वपूर्ण है तो वह है हित। रूस और भारत की दोस्‍ती इस मान्‍यता को खारिज करती है। दोनों देशों के बीच यह दशकों पुरानी दोस्‍ती एक विशिष्‍ट उदाहरण पेश करती है जो समानता पर आधारित है
  2. रूसी विदेश मंत्रालय की प्रवक्‍ता ने मारिया जखरोवा ने कहा कि 3 अक्‍टूबर का दिन भारत और रूस के संबंधों में एक महत्‍वपूर्ण घटना है। 20 साल पहले तीन अक्‍टूबर के दिन ही भारत-रूस रणनीतिक भागीदारी पर हस्‍ताक्षर हुए थे। दुनिया में सबसे पहले हुए भागीदारी में से एक भारत-रूस पार्टनरशिप आधुनिक कूटनीति के शब्दकोश का हिस्‍सा बन गया है।
  3. रूस के दौरे पर गए रक्षा मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह को मास्‍को ने भरोसा दिया था कि वह पाकिस्‍तान को हथियार नहीं देगा। इससे पहले रूस ने पाकिस्‍तान को आधा दर्जन हेलिकॉप्‍टर दिए थे जिसका भारत ने व‍िरोध किया था। इसके बाद रूस ने इन हेलिकॉप्‍टर्स की सप्‍लाइ को रोक दिया था। रूस भारत को सबसे ज्‍यादा हथियारों की आपूर्ति करने वाला देश है। इसमें परमाणु ऊर्जा से चलने वाली सबमरीन शामिल है।

(Navbahrat Times, 9 October, 2020) News Link

  1. भारत और इजरायल का कमाल, चुटकियों में पता चलेगा कोरोना है या नहीं, सिर्फ पाइप में मारना होगा फूंक और 1 मिनट के भीतर नतीजे

Key points:

  1. भारत और इजरायल ने साथ मिलकर तैयार की कोरोना टेस्ट की गेमचेंजर टेक्नॉलजी
  2. सिर्फ 30 से 50 सेकंड में मिलेंगे नतीजे, सैंपल भी देने की जरूरत नहीं, सिर्फ पाइफ में फूंक मारना होगा
  3. भारत में इजरायल के राजदूत रॉन माल्का ने पीटीआई को दिए इंटरव्यू में इस बारे में जानकारी दी
  4. आवाज से कोरोना टेस्ट का भी हो चुका है ट्रायल – भारत और इजरायल ने संयुक्त रूप से 4 टेस्ट टेक्नॉलजी का ट्रायल कर चुके हैं। भारत में बड़ी तादाद में इन टेस्ट के लिए सैंपल लिए गए। इन तकनीकों में ब्रेथ ऐनालाइजर और वॉइस टेस्ट भी शामिल हैं। इनमें कोरोना का तुरंत पता लगाने की क्षमता है।
  5. वैक्सीन को लेकर दोनों देशों के बीच तालमेल के सवाल पर माल्का ने कहा कि दोनों देश हमेश से रिसर्च और टेक्नॉलजी को एक दूसरे से शेयर करते रहे हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि हम एक दूसरे का सहयोग और समर्थन कर रहे हैं। इजरायली राजदूत ने कहा कि भारत में कोरोना वैक्सीन का हब बनने के लिहाज से तमाम सुविधाएं मौजूद हैं। उन्होंने उम्मीद जताई कि जब भी विश्वसनीय, सुरक्षित और कारगर वैक्सीन बनेगी तब उसमें से ज्यादातर का उत्पादन भारत में होगा। माल्का ने कहा कि भारत जब भी वैक्सीन बनाएगा तब इजरायल की जरूरतों का भी ख्याल रखेगा।

(Navbharart Times, 9 October 2020) News Link

  • Relation with Taiwan
  •  ताइवान को ‘भारत है पसंद’, चीन से फिर कहा, ‘भाड़ में जाओ’

Key points:

  1. चीन ताइवान पर लंबे वक्त से अपना दावा ठोंकता आया है। हालांकि, ताइवान चीन की धमकियों के आगे झुका नहीं है और इस बार उसने भारत के साथ अपनी दोस्ती का पैगाम भी दिया है।
  2. ताइवान के विदेश मंत्रालय ने शुक्रवार को ट्वीट किया- ‘भारत से कई दोस्त दोस्त ताइवान नैशनल डे के जश्न में शामिल होने के लिए तैयार हैं। ताइवान में हमारे दिल इस अद्भुत समर्थन से खुश हैं। शुक्रिया। जब हम कहते हैं कि हमें भारत पसंद है, हम उसे मानते हैं। ‘गेट लॉस्ट’। गौरतलब है कि इससे पहले जब भारत में चीनी दूतावास ने भारतीय मीडिया से कार्यक्रम से दूर रहने के लिए कहा था तब भी ताइवान ने चीन को करारा जवाब दिया था।
  3. ताइवान के विदेश मंत्रालय ने ट्वीट किया था, ‘भारत धरती पर सबसे बड़ा लोकतंत्र है जहां जीवंत प्रेस और आजादपसंद लोग हैं। लेकिन ऐसा लगता है कि कम्यूनिस्ट चीन सेंसरशिप थोपकर उपमहाद्वीप में घुसना चाहता है। ताइवान के भारतीय दोस्तों का एक ही जवाब होगा- भाड़ में जाओ।’

(Navbhrat Times, 9 October 2020) News Link

  1. Tomato prices sky-rocket in Pakistan; Imran Khan govt blames India

Key points:

  1. Tomato prices have sky-rocketed in Pakistan, touching Rs 200 per kg-mark across major cities including Karachi and Islamabad this week. Despite the country importing essential commodities to meet the demand, the prices continue to rise every day, leading to high inflation.
  2. The current spike in prices, however, is blamed on a ban in imports from Iran and Afghanistan.
  3. The Pakistan government recently banned tomato and onion exports from these two countries, leading  to shortage of the staple foods items
  4. Some ministers in the Imran Khan government are also blaming India for its economic woes. Pakistan’s information and broadcasting minister Shibli Faraz, during a presser that was called on inflation on Wednesday this week, blamed India for everything that’s bad with Pakistan.

(Business Today, 9 October 2020) News Link

  • पाकिस्तान की खुफिया एजेंसी ISI को गुप्त जानकारी देने वाला एचएएल कर्मचारी गिरफ्तार

Key points:

  1. पाकिस्तान की खुफिया एजेंसी इंटर-सर्विसेज इंटेलिजेंस (आईएसआई) को लड़ाकू विमान संबंधी जानकारी मुहैया कराने को लेकर हिंदुस्तान एरोनॉटिक्स लिमिटेड (एचएएल) के एक कर्मचारी को गिरफ्तार किया गया है।
  2. महाराष्ट्र पुलिस ने शुक्रवार को बताया कि व्यक्ति भारतीय लड़ाकू विमान और उसकी विनिर्माण इकाई संबंधी खुफिया जानकारी आईएसआई को दे रहा था।
  3. एक पुलिस अधिकारी ने कहा, ‘राज्य आतंकवाद रोधी दस्ते (एटीएस) की नासिक इकाई को व्यक्ति के बारे में विश्वसनीय खुफिया जानकारी मिली थी। व्यक्ति आईएसआई के लगातार संपर्क में था।’ उन्होंने बताया कि व्यक्ति भारतीय लड़ाकू विमान और उसकी संवेदनशील विस्तृत जानकारी संबंधी खुफिया सूचना के अलावा नासिक स्थित ओझर में एचएएल विमान विनिर्माण इकाई, वायुसेना अड्डे और विनिर्माण इकाई में प्रतिबंधित क्षेत्र संबंधी जानकारी दे रहा था।
  4. आरोपी के खिलाफ शासकीय गुप्तता अधिनियम के तहत मामला दर्ज किया गया है। पुलिस अधिकारी ने कहा कि उसके पास से पांच सिम कार्ड के साथ तीन मोबाइल हैंडसेट और दो मेमोरी कार्ड जब्त किए गए हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि फोन और सिम कार्ड जांच के लिए फॉरेंसिक साइंस लैबोरेटरी भेजे जा रहे हैं
  5. इससे पहले पांच अक्तूबर को नासिक से ही एक व्यक्ति को गिरफ्तार किया गया था। नासिक की एक अदालत ने यहां के देवलाली के रक्षा क्षेत्र की तस्वीरें पाकिस्तान के एक व्हाट्सऐप ग्रुप में भेजने के आरोप में एक व्यक्ति को नौ अक्तूबर तक के लिए पुलिस हिरासत में भेज दिया था।

(Amar Ujala, 9 October 2020) News Link

  • European countries
  1. काला धन: बड़ी सफलता, स्विस बैंक में भारतीय खाताधारकों की दूसरी सूची मिलीKey points:
  2. काले धन को लेकर  स्विट्जरलैंड के साथ संधि के तहत सूचना के आदान-प्रदान की नई व्यवस्था के तहत स्विट्जरलैंड सरकार ने भारतीयों के स्विस बैंक खातों की दूसरी सूची भारत सरकार को मुहैया कराई है। स्विट्जरलैंड सरकार ने कहा है कि उसने 86 देशों के साथ 31 लाख वित्तीय खातों की जानकारी साझा की है।
  3. भारत उन 86 देशों में शामिल है जिनके साथ स्विट्जरलैंड के संघीय कर प्रशासन (एफटीए) ने इस साल सूचना के स्वत: आदान-प्रदान पर वैश्विक मानकों के ढांचे के तहत वित्तीय खातों की जानकारी दी है
  4. अधिकारियों ने कहा कि इस साल 86 देशों के साथ जो जानकारियां साझा की गई हैं उसमें एक बड़ी संख्या भारतीय नागरिकों और संस्थाओं से संबंधित है। उन्होंने कहा कि स्विस अधिकारियों ने भारत के अनुरोध पर पिछले एक साल में 100 से अधिक भारतीय नागरिकों और संस्थाओं के बारे में जानकारी साझा की है, जिनके खिलाफ कर चोरी और वित्तीय गड़बड़ियों की जांच चल रही थी।

(Amar Ujala, 9 October 2020) News Link

  • Relation with African countries
    • हिंसा ग्रस् दक्षिणी सूडान में आईपीएस अधिकारी रागिनी बनीं देश के लिए गर्व करने की वजह, जानें कैसे

Key Points:

  1. संयुक्‍त राष्‍ट्र की तरफ से जारी एक शॉर्ट वीडियो में रागिनी ने बताया है कि इस तरह के शांति अभियान का सदस्‍य बनना उनके लिए एक सपने के सच होने जैसा है। रागिनी 6 अप्रैल 2019 को संयुक्‍त राष्‍ट्र के शांति अभियान का हिस्‍सा बनी थीं। इस मिशन में वो अकेली नहीं हैं, बल्कि उनके पति भी इसी मिशन का हिस्‍सा हैं। उन्‍होंने ही यूएन मिशन के लिए रागिनी को प्रेरित भी किया था।
  2. रागिनी दक्षिणी सूडान में तैनात हैं। ये देश काफी समय से हिंसा की चपेट में है। इसका सबसे ज्‍यादा खामियाजा यहां की महिलाओं और बच्‍चों को उठाना पड़ रहा है। हजारों की तादाद में यहां पर लोग अपने ही देश में शरणार्थी बनकर रह गए हैं और यूएन की मदद पर जीवन गुजार रहे हैं। ऐसे में एक महिला अधिकारी के तौर पर रागिनी यूएन के शिविरों में रह रही महिलाओं के लिए भगवान से कम नहीं हैं। रागिनी बताती हैं कि यहां पर रह रही महिलाओं को ऐसी कई तरह की परेशानियां होती हैं जो वो किसी पुरुष अधिकारी से नहीं बता सकती हैं। ऐसे में वो उनकी मौजूदगी इन महिलाओं को राहत देती है।
  3. रागिनी मानती हैं कि यहां फैली हिंसा ने बड़े पैमाने पर महिलाओं और बच्‍चों को मुश्किलों में डाला है। महिला अधिकारी के होने का फायदा ये है कि महिलाएं अपनी बात सहजता से कर पाती हैं। उन्‍होंने यूएन के वीडियो में कहा कि उन्‍हें जो फीडबैक मिलता है उससे उन्‍हें काफी सुकून मिलता है। वो कहती हैं कि उन्‍हें यहां पर आने के बाद अभूतपूर्व अनुभव हुआ है। यहां पर आकर वो उन लोगों की मदद कर पाई हैं, जो इसके सही मायने में हकदार हैं। यहां पर काम करने वाला हर व्‍यक्ति इन लोगों के लिए आशा का स्रोत है। रागिनी ने वीडियो में बताया कि यूएन मिशन की नीली टोपी पहनने के बाद उन्‍हें एक नई ताकत और संतुष्टि मिलती है। उन्‍होंने यूएन मिशन के लिए दूसरों को भी प्रेरित किया है। उनका कहना है कि आप भी ये कर सकते हैं और आपको ये जरूर करना चाहिए।

(Dainik Jagran, 9 October 2020) News Link

  • Relation with US
  1. Top US diplomat Stephen Biegun to visit India

Key points:

  1. Top US diplomat Stephen Biegun will visit India from October 12 to 14 to follow up on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s October 6 conversation with Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar in Tokyo.
  2. The US Deputy Secretary of State will also hold talks ahead of a U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue later this year, according to a US State Department statement.
  3. His engagements will focus on advancing the US-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and how the two sides can work together to advance peace, prosperity, and security in the Indo-Pacific and around the globe.

(Tribune India, 9 October 2020) News Link

  • US imposes tariffs on aluminum sheet from India, 17 other countries

Key points:

  1. The United States is imposing new tariffs on $1.96 billion worth of aluminum sheet products from 18 countries after determining that the goods were being dumped, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Friday.
  2. India, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey were also affected, he said.
  3. The tariff rate would be largest against Germany with 52% to 132% followed by Bahrain with rates in single digits, Ross said.

(Business Standard, 9 October 2020) News Link

  1. India and UK in final stages of signing defence logistics pact, will extend reach

Key points:

  1. India and the UK are in the final stages of signing a defence logistics sharing pact, according to people aware of the development, adding to a host of similar agreements with other Indo-Pacific nations that can expand the reach of Indian warships and aircraft in the region.
  2. “India’s military logistics pacts have the potential to substantially enhance the Indian Navy’s operational reach in the Indo-Pacific region. From Reunion to Djibouti and Salalah to Guam, India now has access to the remote reaches of the Indo Pacific. A logistics agreement with the UK will, for the first time, offer India access to naval facilities in the distant Atlantic,” said Abhijit Singh, who heads the maritime policy initiative at the Observer Research Foundation.
  3. While the practical use will be determined in the coming years, these pacts can give India access to a range of ports and military bases in the region – from major garrisons in the Gulf to the remote Keeling island in the South Indian Ocean, and strategic military locations like Okinawa and Busan.

(Business Today,9 October 2020) News Link

  • Mallya can’t be extradited till resolution of ‘secret legal’ matter: UK tells India

Key points:

  1. Indian business man Vijay Mallya. Credits: AP Photo The UK has conveyed to India that fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya cannot be extradited till the resolution of a “secret legal” matter, the Ministry of External Affairs said
  2. “Now, we have been told that there is a secret legal matter and that his extradition cannot take place without its resolution… We are in touch with the UK government,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said at a media briefing.
  3. He said New Delhi has been in constant touch with the UK government after Mallya exhausted all legal remedies against his extradition to India.
  4. In June, India urged the UK not to consider any request for asylum by Mallya as there appeared to be no ground for his persecution in the country. The UK government had indicated that Mallya is unlikely to be extradited to India anytime soon, saying there is a legal issue that needed to be resolved before his extradition can be arranged. (Deccan Herald,9 October 2020) News Link
  • India and the UK set to sign two major agreements! To work together on Jet engine technology

Key points:

  1. With two major agreements in the pipeline including a Defence Logistics Agreement which is in the final stages and a Defence Training MoU in developmental stages, the UK is keen to have more partnerships in the defence sector. Last year in April the two countries had inked the Defence Technology and Industrial Capability Cooperation (DTICC) MoU.
  2. “There are a number of existing and developing partnerships and joint ventures between the UK and India at both a Government and Industry level,” says Dominic Beales Head of UK Defence & Security Exports India.
  3. “As natural defence partners, and not just supporters of ‘Make in India’, we also want to ‘Create in India’ as we develop new technologies together,” Brigadier Gavin Thompson UK Defence Adviser says.

(Financial Express,9 October 2020) News Link

  • New India-UK defence logistics pact on cards reflects policy shift in London

Key points:

  1. India and the UK are in the final stages of agreeing on a key defence logistics pact, reflecting a policy shift in London as the Boris Johnson government finalises its one-in-a-generation Integrated Review of Britain’s foreign policy, defence and international development in the post-Brexit world.
  2. Avinash Paliwal, an international relations expert at the School of Oriental and African Studies, said on Friday: “A defence logistics pact between India and the UK is significant for multiple reasons. Apart from the military strategic value of such a pact, especially in the IOR (Indian Ocean Rim), it signals a foreign policy shift on London’s part on the China and Pakistan questions”.
  3. “For long, the UK has tried to balance relations between China and the US, as well as India and Pakistan. Such a defence logistics pact affords clarity of intent i.e. the UK is increasingly wary of China, and is unlikely to let Pakistan’s sensitivities hinder a truly strategic partnership with India (something that has been the case for many years).”
  4. Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, senior fellow at IISS, said: “The UK’s once-in-a-generation security review with a tilt towards the Indo-Pacific, growing convergence on China and the recent government-to-government arms transfer pact, set the political context for boosting bilateral defence links and maritime security cooperation in the western Indian Ocean”
  5. “The defence logistics pact (unlikely to be challenged by the Labour Party under Keir Starmer’s leadership, who has also ameliorated the party’s stand on Kashmir more to India’s liking), will set a new more collaborative tone between India and the UK, and help reducing mistrust in New Delhi about the UK’s ‘pro-Pakistan’ inclinations in the long run,” he added.

(Hindustan Times,9 October 2020) News Link

  • Relation with Bhutan
  • India, Bhutan collaborate on phase 3 trials of COVID-19 vaccine

Key points:

  1. India is collaborating with Bhutan for conducting phase-3 trials of COVID-19 vaccine even as New Delhi has sent seven consignments of essential medicines to the country since March 2020 amid the pandemic.
  2. The consignments of essential anti-COVID medicines include Paracetamol, Cetrizine, Hydroxychloroquine. Other than medicines, India has also sent medical equipment such as PPE kits, N95 masks, RT-PCR test kits, and X-ray machines to Bhutan.

(DNA India, 9 Ocotber 2020) News Link

UN kept in shackles by Beijing, should free itself to support democracy in China: Global pro-democracy activists

A group of pro-democracy activists and human rights defenders have called for the United Nations and its institutions that are currently kept in shackles by Beijing to free themselves and support democracy in China.

As Communist China celebrated its National Day on Oct. 1, the activists, with varied background from North America, Europe and Asia, came on a single platform under the aegis of New Delhi-based think-tank ‘Law and Society Alliance’ and ‘Defence Capital’ to ask all democratic nations and international human rights organisations to unite against the repressive Chinese Communist party (CCP) regime in Beijing.

London-based Inter-Parliamentary Alliance coordinator Luke De Pulford said human rights and law-based world order is the responsibility of all nations globally and argued that the rules-based order has come under a severe threat from the Communist Party of China.

Expressing his disgust at the ongoing persecution in China of Tibetans, Uighurs and Mongolians, Pulford said it has led to a severe human rights crisis and genocide, which are extremely serious.

“In Hong Kong, we see that the CCP has completely destroyed an international treaty and displayed a flagrant disregard for it and the people of Hong Kong,” he said.

Luke de Pulford said he was concerned over China holding the United Nations in shackles. “The CCP has strategically rolled out an effort to undertake initiatives of the UN leading to the dependency of the UN agencies on the CCP and coming under it. Currently, at least 15 UN organisations and bodies are being headed by the Chinese nationals. These are huge and important institutions. This is obstructing these agencies to speak up against China.”

He said, “UN institutions do not question China the way they should. Hence, neither the genocide and extermination of Uighurs cannot reach the UN agencies, nor a tribunal could be formed on this. Neither is it possible at the UN Security Council, as it would be vetoed by China. Every attempt at the UNHRC to raise human rights record of China, it falls down due Chinese clout there.”

Former Union Minister and Arunachal Pradesh MLA Ninong Ering said the world has now realised that coming together of all democracies is indeed necessary to tackle Communist China, the biggest threat to world peace. “The Communist Party of China is the antithesis to the idea pluralistic democracy,” he said.

“There is a need for people’s movement against China. I urge all the trade unions and farmers’ organisations of the world to come together to constitute an alliance for fighting China – similar to the IPAC. from all over the world.”

Ajmer-Sharif Dargah’s guardian-trustee and Chishty Foundation chairman Syed Salman Chishty argued China’s subversive and oppressive policies towards its own citizens and the people of the occupied lands is of serious concern to the global community. Its series of acts and defiance of international bodies and community too is worrisome. He expressed his support to the activists for their global pro-democracy campaign for China.

Chishty called for the world leaders and global bodies like the UN to re-emphasise their stated goals of world peace and intervene by launched a pro-democracy movement for China. “The UN bodies really need to stand up against this repressive regime. However, UN member-states do not exhibit a realistic approach towards China.”

Toronto-based Canadian Coalition against Communism vice president Sheng Xue lay the responsibility for the global spread of the Coronavirus on Communist China. “But the real virus was the birth of the CCP years ago and the CCP virus has now become more dangerous.”

She said Xi Jinping had offended more people globally and this could be a reason for change that will take place in Communist China soon. “Lives of the oppressed and suppressed Uighurs, Mongolians, Tibetans, and Chinese are the worst in the world. They are not even able to fight back against CCP.”

Sheng said globally, nations were not looking at the persecution of the people inside China, as they only saw CCP’s money. “The Coronavirus has led to global focus on China and what is going on inside Communist China. It has provided a chance for people to investigate what is happening inside China. Let us leverage on this opportunity.”

New York-based Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center director Togochog said at least 100,000 Mongolians were killed due to persecution and torture in occupied Mongolian region and have suffered economic degradation, as farming and use of grasslands were prohibited and people displaced.

“They have forcibly transported the entire Mongolian population out of their own lands by making living on grasslands a crime and herders have been imprisoned for earning their living by using their own grasslands. The nomadic lives of the people have been wiped out.”

He said the Mongolians, for their language rights, launched a civil disobedience movement, the largest in Communist China till date after the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. “Mass arrests and enforced disappearances have become common practices. At least 5,000 southern Mongolians have either been detained or disappeared in the past month alone. Southern Mongolians shall keep fighting, ultimately to free their land, practice their language, and determine their political future,” Togochog said.

Geneva-based The Tibet Bureau special appointee for human rights Thinlay Chukki said Communist China celebrating their 71st foundation day after persecution of 1.2 million Tibetans and the destruction of 6,000 monasteries. “They are working towards the total sinicisation of Tibetans. Tibet was never a part of China. PRC is only one-fifth of the territory it currently occupies.”

Chukki said there were no human rights left under the universal declaration of the UN that has not been breached by Communist China against the Tibetans. She said history was repeating itself, and cited the example of the CCP breaching its Hong Kong agreement with the British government, just as the 17-point agreement was signed at the gunpoint and later on breached by CCP, leading to Dalai Lama fleeing and seeking refuge in India.

She said China is a threat to the idea of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, a lofty Indian ideal of the world being one family. “When India sees the world, it sees it as a global society. Whereas, when China sees the world, it sees it as a big colony. It is always focusing on colonisation. What is happening with Hambantota (Sri Lanka), with Pakistan, and with Myanmar? The Belt and Road Initiative is nothing but a weapon – a strategy to colonise the world.”

New York-based World Uyghur Congress director for Chinese affairs Ilshat Kokbore said around 3,000,000 Uighurs have been kept under concentration camps. “Since 2000, the CCP government began detaining and disappearing the elites and opinion-makers of the Uighur society including university professors, students, poets, writers, singers, and artists.”

“It is a holocaust in itself. After the holocaust by the Nazis, the UN promised that it shall never happen again. However, this is happening again under the CCP, which is celebrating its success. But this comes at the cost of the blood of tens of thousands of Uighurs, Mongolians, and Tibetans.”

He said, “the CCP is infiltrating the US, Europe, and India. They are trying to control all the resources. This ambition of dominating the world is explosive. In 1940, politicians hardly believed that the Chinese Communists were different from the Russian Communists. In fact, they all failed to see that CCP turned out to be even worse than the Nazis.”

New-Delhi-based Swadeshi Jagran Manch national co-convenor Ashwani Mahajan said the CCP conspired against the rules-based economic order under WTO and took advantage of the transparency of other signatory nations under WTO. With this knowledge, CCP began subsidising its exports and dumping good globally, leading to de-industrialistaion of all their trading partners – including US, Europe, and India.

“The economic clout China has got is preventing democratic countries from speaking against it. It was for the first time under President Trump that the US challenged the Chinese hegemony and the tariff wars began with China,” Mahajan said.

“But the opportunity has come. The whole world is against China. This is the time that we push against the Chinese economic aggression on one hand and Chinese hegemony on the other.”

Rising Bharat International News Feed: October 3rd 2020

  1. कोरोना महामारी से बिगड़े हालात सामान्य होने के बाद फिर खुलेगा करतारपुर कॉरिडोर: पाकिस्तानी मीडिया

Key points:

  1. गुरु नानक देव से जुड़े ऐतिहासिक गुरुद्वारे के लिए गलियारे का भारत में 26 नवंबर 2018 को और पाकिस्तान में 28 नवंबर को शिलान्यास किया गया था
  2. 9 नवंबर 2019 को गुरुनानक देव जी के प्रकाशोत्सव पर गलियारे को जनता को समर्पित कर दिया गया था, 15 मार्च से है बंद
  3. महाराजा रणजीत सिंह की पुण्यतिथि पर पाकिस्तान ने गलियारा खोलने की बात की तो भारत सरकार ने कर दिया था खारिज

(Dainik Bhaskar, 3 October, 2020) News Link

  • Relation with Burma
  • Foreign secretary, Army chief to visit Myanmar tomorrow amid India-China standoff

Key points:

  1. Foreign Secretary Harsh V. Shringla and Indian Army Chief M.M. Naravane will visit Myanmar on 4-5 October. The two-day visit comes amid ongoing border tensions between India and China in Ladakh.
  2. Shringla had held a virtual meeting with Myanmar Permanent Secretary U Soe Han last week, even as China tries to increase influence over India’s neighbourhood, diplomatic sources told ThePrint.
  3. Sources also said that the focus of this impending visit will be on the border area development. An MoU on India-Myanmar Border Area Development was signed in 2012, according to which New Delhi will provide $5 million each year over a period of five years to Nay Pyi Taw. This MoU was later extended till 2022.
  4. “These projects, undertaken in the Chin State and Naga Self-Administered Zone, have been known to deliver enormous benefits to the people and been empowering the local communities,” said an official requesting anonymity.

(The Print, 3 October, 2020) News Link

  • European countries
  1. German envoy’s Wind of Change redux, with a little help from India

Key points:

  1. As diplomats grappled with Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns, German ambassador Walter Lindner was busy with a secret project to mark the 30th anniversary of Germany’s reunification on October 3 – a new version of the Scorpions song Wind Of Change recorded with Indian musicians.
  2. Lindner, an accomplished musician who plays instruments such as the guitar, piano and flute and has released several albums, said he opted to record an Indian version of Wind Of Change, an “unofficial anthem of freedom, hope and change”, to mark German Unity Day instead of organising a webinar or digital workshop. “On this historic day, German
  3. Technology played a key part in the venture – singer Chetan Dominic Awasthi recorded his vocals at home in Noida, sarod, tabla and sitar players Pandit Vikash Maharaj, Prabhash Maharaj and Abhishek Maharaj recorded their parts in Varanasi while drummer Peter Retzlaff sent in his part from New York – and the envoy put everything together in his well-equipped home studio. Besides the drums and the Indian instruments featured in the song, Lindner played all other instruments. The song also features on Lindner’s new CD , A Journey’s Songbook, which has several Indian musicians and is a mix of rock, soul, jazz and Indian music.
  4. The envoy spoke to Klaus Meine, whom he has since befriended, to get the rights for the song. Lindner said Meine told him an Indian version would be a “wonderful idea because the song is about building bridges across cultures”. The video for the track features footage of the Scorpions, and has an endorsement from Meine, who says: “Today, we’re building bridges across borders and cultures for a better and more peaceful world.”

(Hindustan Times, 3 October, 2020) News Link

  • Relation with African countries
    • India, South Africa ask WTO to waive off patents, IPs for faster Covid-19 care

Key points:

  1. India and South Africa have asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive certain conditions of the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement that could impede timely access to affordable medical products to combat Covid-19.

(Indian Express, 3 October, 2020) News Link

  1. New Zealand-India Education Week from Oct 5 to 9

Key points:

  1. A Virtual Education Conclave – New Zealand-India Education Week – with universities and executives from New Zealand will be held from October 5 to 9 between 10.30 am and 11.30 am. The online series will bring together researchers, experts and academia from across New Zealand and Indian education and business landscape.
  2. It is a first such event organised by Education New Zealand (ENZ). The event will be inaugurated by David Pine, New Zealand High Commissioner to India and Bangladesh, and Ambassador-Designate to Nepal, and John Laxon, Regional Director-Asia, Education New Zealand on October 5.

(Times of India, 3 October, 2020) News Link

  • Relation with Hongkong
  • Because India Is Fighting China. So India Is My friend!’: Hong Kong pro-democracy protester who wrapped himself in Tricolour

Key points:

  1. Pro-democracy protesters of Hong Kong seem to have found inspiration in India’s strong resistance to China’s unprovoked aggression as they wrapped themselves in the tricolour and marched on China’s National Day in Causeway Bay on Thursday.
  2. Reporting from the spot, the journalist further said, “He is now holding the flag above his head, shouting STAND WITH INDIA… The crowd is applauding him.”
  3. Undeterred by the heavy police presence, the man walked on the street wearing the Indian flag as tens of thousands of Hong Kong nationals marched, chanting slogans like “Disband the police” and “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of our Times”, said media reports
  4. “HongKong and India shared a long history. Tens of thousands of  Hong Kongers of South Asian heritage were born here. This gentleman feels a tribute to the Indian nation is long overdue, so he honors the tricolour on China’s national day. #October1stProtest #HongKongProtests,” he wrote.
  5. Its response is also being seen as an attempt to intimidate countries like India where several companies have announced to shift their units, taking a cue from the current pandemic and previous episodes of deadly outbreaks emanating from China.

(India Blooms,3 October, 2020) News Link

  • Relation with Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan’s top negotiator Abdullah Abdullah to visit India on October 6

Key points:

  1. Afghanistan’s top negotiator for intra-Afghan talks Abdullah Abdullah will visit India and start his four-day trip from October 6. He as the Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation represents the Afghan govt in talks with Taliban which started in September in Doha.
  2. Joint Secretary, PAI or Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran division of Ministry of External Affairs, JP Singh had met him on the sidelines of the beginning of the intra-Afghan ceremony on September 12 in Doha.At the ceremony, India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had said, “Interests of minorities, women and vulnerable sections of society must be preserved and the issue of violence across the country and its neighbourhood has to be effectively addressed.”
  3. New Delhi is Afghanistan’s major development partner and has built number infrastructure projects in the country like India-Afghanistan friendship dam in the western province of Herat and the Afghan Parliament in capital Kabul.

(Zee News, 26 September, 2020) News Link