IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND INDIA-CHINA AGGRESSION ON INDIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY GRID: A PRAGMATIC ANALYSIS
In early December 2019, an onset of coronavirus disease caused by a (SARS-CoV-2) occurred in Wuhan City of Hubei Province in China. On 30 January‘2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. India charts as the second-largest population in the world. The country has a rural-based growing towards-urbanization developing economy is also struggling severely from this COVID-19 direct and indirect effects. Amidst, the Indian Government response in dealing with the Pandemic on 15/16 June news reports of a standoff between Indian and Chinese Forces at Galwan Valley near the Indo-China Border started emerging. This run-in claimed the lives of 20 Indian soldiers and 43 Chinese soldiers. The skirmish resulted in India taking numerous steps that reinforced new rules and trade-sanctions. On 27 June, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi emphasized citizens of India to become a self-reliant nation with the slogan 'Vocal to Local'. This paper sketches how the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the conflict between India-China impacted the ‘Indian Renewable Energy Sector’.