Galwan killings make DoT, DFCCIL cancel contracts with China

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The Indo-China clashes at Galwan valley which claimed the lives of over 23 Indian soldiers evoked anti-China sentiments with several instances of people boycotting Chinese goods and services across the country.

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There were plenty of incidents wherein individuals, groups and associations have boycotted the Chinese products such as Television, mobiles etc besides majority people have deleted the Chinese Apps such as Share it, Mi, Tik Tok etc from their mobiles.

The Intelligence department has also advised the government of India to ban at least 58 apps in circulation in the country. (Click to read the full story: https://maahyderabad.in/intelligence-wing-recommends-govt-to-ban-52-chinese-apps/)

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has given a clarion call to boycott the Chinese goods. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) yesterday announced that it will rework out the Rs 8,640 Crore tender for upgrading the network of the state-owned telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) to exclude Chinese companies.

The decision has come in the wake of the reports that the Union government is planning to regulate Chinese investments in India through amending a Foreign Direct Investment Policy under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 2000 following the Chinese aggression in Galwan valley.

Within 24 hours of DoT’s announcement, here came the announcement from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) to terminate its contract with Beijing National Railway Research and Design Institute of Signal and Communication Group Co Ltd (BN RR&DISCG,” said the DFCCIL in a statement on Thursday.

DFCCIL, which falls under the Ministry of Railways, further said that the contract was being terminated with the Chinese company due to ‘poor progress’ on the signalling and telecommunication work on the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor’s 417-km section between Kanpur and Mughalsarai worth Rs 471 crore. DFCCIL further said the project which began in 2016 was to complete by 2019. “But only 20% works have been completed”, said the statement.

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