OPINION - China plays a big role in Atma-Nirbhar Bharat.
Atmanirbhar Bharat Initiative: the Indian government took steps & urged people, to make India self-reliant. However, credit for Self-Reliance goes to the Chinese government. If COVID pandemic had not split the world, India's dependence on China would have increased further as compared to the previous year.
When the Indian government came to know that there were not enough ventilators, PPE Kit, N-95v masks available in the market to make people safe, they took a bold step to manufacture all of these items in India. DRDO developed necessary technology and hardware to manufacture ventilator and other critical things at low-cost; Ministry of textile came up with a scheme to provide loan for the SME sector.
Whereas in the pre-COVID-19 era, India did not manufacture a single PPE suit or N-95 mask, currently India can produce 5 lakh piece PPE suit and 10 lakh N-95 mask every day.
Further, the government took a manufacturer based incentive scheme for mobile manufacturing. this will help over one million people find a job in mobile manufacturing Units. Apple Inc, Samsung, Foxconn, Lava have shifted their manufacturing base from China to India. The government is further planning to extend this inventive scheme to chemical production, solar-based equipment, battery cells, auto parts industry.
There has been a huge impact on the software industry too. Indian Govt's decision of banning Chinese apps boost swadeshi entrepreneurs to invest in the software industry, today we can see many 'swadeshi' software/apps such as Kagaz Scanner, Jio meet etc in the market. Very soon n-Core will come up with action games: 'FAU-G' as the replacement of PUB-G.
So at the end of COVID-19 pandemic, India will be a truly 'Atmanirbhar', and the credit must go to China, especially their anti -India policy!