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President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare for a meeting on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Germany.The two leaders were expected to discuss what China can do to rein in North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapon programmes North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile on Tuesday that some experts believe has the range to reach Alaska and Hawaii and perhaps the US Pacific Northwest While Trump has been seeking China’s help to press North Korea the US military has nevertheless been asserting its “freedom of navigation” rights in the South China Sea at the risk of angering China Asked about the flight by the two US bombers Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said there was no problem with freedom of navigation or overflight for the East and South China Seas “But China resolutely opposes individual countries using the banner of freedom of navigation and overflight to flaunt military force and harm China’s sovereignty and security” he said China’s Defence Ministry in a short statement sent to Reuters said China always maintained its vigilance and “effectively monitors relevant countries’ military activities next to China” “The Chinese military will resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and security as well as regional peace and stability” it added without elaborating The United States has criticised China’s build-up of military facilities on South China Sea reefs and tiny islands it has constructed concerned that they could be used to extend its strategic reach Brunei Malaysia the Philippines Vietnam and Taiwan also have claims in the sea through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes each year The two Lancers that made the flight had earlier trained with Japanese jet fighters in the neighbouring East China Sea the first time the two forces had conducted joint night-time drills Two US Lancers flew from Guam over the South China Sea last month while a US warship carried out a manoeuvring drill within 12 nautical miles of one of China’s artificial islands in the waterway in late May For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: November 13 2017 3:28 pm Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal with Chief of National Bureau Ravish Tiwari at The Indian Express office (Express Photo: Abhinav Saha) Related News Among the third-generation leaders of the BJP seen to have done well in his ministry as well as in the political assignments given to him by the party Piyush Goyal was given the crucial portfolio of Railways in the Cabinet reshuffle of September He also holds another major portfolio in Coal and is seen as one of the important voices on economic matters in the government The prestigious bullet train project of the Modi government was launched under him He defends it as well as the contentious decision to bring in the Army to build three new rail foot over bridges RAVISH TIWARI: What is your assessment of the current economic slowdown I don’t think there is any reason to worry It is a temporary slip This has been the case across the world wherever GST has been implemented What India has embarked on in terms of the GST is unparalleled in the annals of world history — a country of 125 billion people where the number of traders and manufacturers both big and small runs into crores We are trying to address complicated issues in an economy which still has a lot of inequality is still relatively young and continues to be centred around public service We are a country where one person can afford a Bentley and a BMW and another can’t even afford a rubber chappal In such a complex situation Prime Minister Narendra Modi Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and even politicians from other parties — this is a shared achievement of almost the entire political establishment — all have unanimously come up with a process a format rates and implemented things in a defined time frame We are also willing to evolve as we go along learn from experience improve the process and wherever required even address concerns of rate fixation Certainly some issues have cropped up and these will continue to be addressed When such a massive decision is made there are bound to be some transitional issues which I think India has been able to surmount much faster than any other country And in this quarter the reports as they come out will start showing an uptick in the economy I have absolutely no hesitation in predicting an 8 per cent growth next year and possibly higher in the year after RAVISH TIWARI: What gives you hope for 8 per cent growth next year It is not about hope it’s conviction Also I am very clear about our direction When this government came to power we had two paths before us One was to prepare the nation and work for the prosperity of the people in the short term It is similar to what happened in 2008-09 when the mid-term budgets were revised When the 2008 collapse happened worldwide India took the soft option of just quickly letting the fiscal deficit slide Money was used to indiscriminately show growth in the short run But it cost the country five-six years of wasted opportunity So in 2008-09 the (growth) numbers were maintained but from 2010-11 a lack of performance was visible and the economy started collapsing Fiscal deficits went up through the roof current account deficits were crazy double-digit inflation nominal growth started falling and interest rates were skyrocketing In every respect we inherited an economic legacy which was used to short-term band-aid solutions there was never a long-term vision Our government decided to prepare India not for a four-five storey building but for a skyscraper Something like what China did from 1979 to 1984 They prepared an entire framework which from 1984 onwards gave them three decades of unparalleled growth progress and development So what we are now doing is to prepare India for decades of prosperity Nobody wants to invest in a country where there is flip-flop in policy and no stable policy framework Nobody wants to invest in a country where corruption is reigning supreme and after putting in money your 2G licence is cancelled… and international investors lose billions of dollars that were honestly invested The entire government is focused on system improvement policy improvement and honest governance with highest levels of integrity There is no favouritism (Caricature: EP Unny) COOMI KAPOOR: Questions have been raised about the Railway Ministry’s decision to spend large sums of money on the bullet train at a time when the antiquated sector needs funds to implement safety measures How do you justify that What is it that makes the railway system antiquated It is the mindset of the people who are opposing the bullet train that has kept India backward Whoever suggested there is shortage of funds for safety There are sufficient funds there is no shortage We are investing Rs 135 lakh crore this year in the Railways Whatever measures are needed for safety these will be implemented on a war footing The last modern train technology that came to India was the Rajdhani; that was in 1969 Even then a number of people opposed it Even the chairman of the railway board opposed it; such things keep India backward Shinkansen (bullet train) technology was introduced in Japan 53 years ago So as it is we are already 53 years late in India By the time it is set up it will be 58 years So it’s a shame that the political leadership the officials and I would say even the thinking class of India which includes the media have forced the country to remain deprived We’ve got the money (to set up bullet trains) at a never before rate at 1 per cent Never before have we got a 50-year loan with a 15-year return We have ensured that we have technology transfer Make In India will be promoted through this and this is just the first railway line The idea is to create a golden quadrilateral like it was done for highways in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s regime Our focus is to bring this (bullet train) technology and create millions of jobs in India both direct and indirect LIZ MATHEW: In the past one-two years the Shiv Sena has been very vocal in its criticism of the BJP in Maharashtra But recently Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the BJP is willing to have an alliance with the Shiv Sena in the next polls Is the party worried about its poll prospects It is a matter of record that we did not get an absolute majority in Maharashtra and so we needed somebody We were the single largest party and we made this alliance (with the Shiv Sena) They have come into the alliance voluntarily we had not taken them into the government when we started They came in voluntarily and they have to choose the path they wish to follow As far as we are concerned we are running a good government in Maharashtra The people of Maharashtra are happy LIZ MATHEW: But Fadnavis has mentioned a pre-poll alliance before the next elections See as things evolve they (the Shiv Sena) have to take a call on whether they want to ally with us; they will have to take a decision based on our manifesto and work We have fought the gram panchayat and zila parishad elections separately Our results were over 50 per cent The Shiv Sena barely got 10 to 12 per cent So the people’s verdict is the final verdict We even fought the last Vidhan Sabha elections alone and you saw the results RAVISH TIWARI: There was a time when the BJP and Shiv Sena were natural allies Now however that does not seem to be the case You should ask them about it The Shiv Sena has to decide what its strategy is I’m sitting in Delhi I really don’t know what’s in the Shiv Sena’s mind But the good part is that we are a very responsive government and we don’t mind anybody both within the party and outside making comments because we learn from it We are open to all sorts of different opinions because we believe that the vibrant Indian democracy succeeds on its back RAVISH TIWARI: Recently The Indian Express conducted an investigation on the damage caused by the transport of coal from the Mormugao Port in Goa Is the government planning to take any action Certainly We are looking into it I take all of these reports… and I read them every morning I take cognisance of that (The Minister later told the Express that the Railways has started exploring a design change in its rolling stock to see if coal and other minerals can be carried in covered wagons instead of open ones to prevent coal dust from flying into the environment and also to expand the use of wagons) ANIL SASI: What was the thought process behind the decision to deploy the Army for constructing the foot over bridge at Elphinstone station in Mumbai Also is it in some ways a tacit admission that railway engineers couldn’t have done the job within the stipulated time Everybody knows that government processes entail a budget sanction and then a designing and tendering process takes place When a tendered contractor comes in he will take his time to implement the project Railways is a 24X7 activity and in Mumbai there are barely two-four hours for work in the night In this time you have to create infrastructure to serve eight million passengers every day; it has to be safe secure it has to be maintained and there have to be facilities as well All this has to be created at night not even in the day Now the Railways doesn’t have any workers or any contracting civil team All of this is tendered out and contractors come in and work They need equipment of a certain level to carry out the task in such a boxed-in space In such a situation with no contract workers of our own and no implementing agency I can at best tender it out and then push the contractors to do things in two hours For me the safety of Mumbaikars is of paramount importance I will not leave any stone unturned because I have also travelled on those tracks for eight years Some people may choose to criticise me for that (decision to deploy the Army) but for me it was important to get things going on mission mode On September 29 and 30 on both days we sat without a break We got multidimensional teams to study every suburban station We must have taken over a hundred policy decisions in those two days These decisions will impact all of India not just Mumbai We got the whole railway board there on September 30 which took decisions on the spot; no waiting for the bureaucracy On October 6 Ashish Shelar the Mumbai BJP president met me and Nirmala Sitharaman (the Defence Minister) and gave the suggestion (to deploy the Army to construct the bridge) That is just what I was looking for We got cracking and sent military teams to assess things on the ground It is the only organisation in India which has its own workforce which can work in extreme circumstances — late in the night only for two hours each night — and still perform I don’t think anyone in the world can do this in three months I can give them the work without a tender They have their own men They have design engineers who are top-class better than the best in the world and they have equipment which no other organisation has The Army has served India honorably both on the borders and in civic calamities… whether it was recently for relief work during floods in Bihar and Assam They also helped during the Commonwealth Games Someone could have raised questions even then as to why it was important to bring in the Army then The Commonwealth Games would’ve served how many people Not even a million Here I am serving 8 million passengers day in and day out Their safety is my prime concern RAVISH TIWARI: It has been a year since demonetisation How do you look at it now Prime Minister Modi from the day he has come into power he has had a relentless agenda to attack black money and end corruption and he has pursued it without fear or favour Whether it was the SIT which he formed at the first Cabinet meeting (after taking charge in 2014) to coming up with a roadmap to tackle the menace of black money… Why for 28 years did no government notify the Benami act Was it to protect certain people No action was taken against lakhs of shell companies for so many years It’s not like you and I didn’t know about it A government which has the ability to take strong decisions which has the ability to take decisions which are uncomfortable for a lot of people… that is what PM Modi has offered people And that is why people across the length and breadth of India have continued to give him their blessings After all in Uttar Pradesh all of you (the media) had written us off And at the time we formed governments in four of the five states that went to polls You may say it was an initial rush of excitement but then in election after election… Common man is happy with this government A few people who probably took a hit because of demonetisation are yet to get over it They are making tall claims and statements on television But people’s verdict will continue to show till we achieve what Amit Shahji our national president has said — a corruption-mukt Bharat and a Congress-mukt Bharat RAVISH TIWARI: What are some of the economic dividends of demonetisation Money which had never seen banks’ doors has finally come into the system Now data mining is being conducted It will trace where the money came from who owns it They will all be held accountable That money will now be taxed Earlier it (the money) could be used for terrorist activities for left-wing extremism Maximum number of left-wing extremists and terrorists have surrendered in the last one year We have got figures from Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand governments — the complete backbone of extremism has been broken after demonetisation Banks have received funds which will now serve the people of India I don’t know how many lakhs of people have got Mudra loans out of that money at low costs and have come out the clutches of moneylenders Look at the number of people who have now come into the formal economy The number of people filing income tax has shot up drastically It is now being recognised worldwide that India is becoming an honest country a country where you should invest In some sense India is leading the global revival both of the economy and of the fight against corruption the fight against climate change The world is recognising our leadership RAVISH TIWARI: Questions were raised when you defended Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah a private citizen following a report on a news portal I was not defending anybody I was an angry man that day I was angry because everyone knows why this case was sensationalised and what the facts were and the completely malicious damaging innuendos that were projected in that report Secondly I was angry because a young man who is an engineer from NIRMA University a prestigious university in Gujarat is making a career of his own and you are going after an entrepreneur and his business If you look at it any company in its first year the revenue would skyrocket The kind of innuendos that were made in the article only to try and sensationalise facts… Now the courts will look into the matter AVISHEK DASTIDAR: What is your assessment of the Railway Ministry This ministry will not remain the same anymore There is a lot happening and we are picking up pace as the days go by I am not saying this out of arrogance but this is the need of the hour and I am excited about the opportunity It has tremendous potential to serve the poorest of the poor which is why I am in the public life in the first place If we can change the mindset of the 13 lakh people working in the Railways they can move mountains The challenges are immense but each challenge provides a huge opportunity and I am confident that as the days pass you will see a new Indian Railways in line with the new India that we are working on By 2022 you will see a new face of the Indian Railways serving each and every passenger with the best of things highest level of safety and more and more comfort For all the latest World News download Indian Express App More Related NewsThe Mundra land is now used by the villagers so the company will also have to suggest alternate ways for villagers or agree to give passage rights. 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