India\u2019s NPA war: With the major Rs 36,400 crore buyout of debt-ridden Bhushan Steel by a Tata Group company and many more to come under the Narendra Modi-led government\u2019s IBC reform, India\u2019s gains a strong footing in its war against NPAs. Notably, Bhushan Steel was the largest account in among RBI\u2019s 12 big accounts identified for an immediate resolution. These 12 accounts, constituting 25% of country\u2019s total bad loans, were subsequently admitted by insolvency court National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Describing the development as historic historic breakthrough\u201d in resolving bad loans of banks, interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said that this is a record step towards resolving the legacy of unprecedented amount of bad bank loans inherited by this Government. \u201cCongrats to PM @narendramodi ji & @arunjaitley ji for a historic breakthrough in resolving legacy issues of Banks. Lenders recovered almost entire principal loan of Bhushan Steel through Rs 36,400 cr transparent bid by Tata Steel and also got 12% stake in the company,\u201d he tweeted. Notably, Bamnipal Steel, (BNPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Steel, has successfully completed the acquisition of controlling stake of 72.65 per cent in Bhushan Steel Ltd (BSL) for around Rs 36,400 crore, according to a statement by Tata Steel. Further, the firm has received all government clearances in acquiring Bhushan Steel. \u201cLenders recovered almost entire principal loan of Bhushan Steel through Rs 36,400 crore transparent bid by Tata Steel and also got 12 per cent stake in the company,\u201d Piyush Goyal noted in another tweet. The acquisition signals a major breakthrough in India\u2019s NPA war, as \u00a0the recovery amount is over 90 per cent of the principal amount, according to a tweet by principal economic advisory in the finance ministry Sanjeev Sanyal. Following this, now the focus will shift on other major accounts in bid to recover over Rs 1 lakh crore. Things seem to be moving in a steady pace, as VTB-led Numetal, a prominent bidder for in debt-laden Essar Steel has said that they have made a bid of Rs 37,000 crore in the second round of bidding for the bankrupt steel company while pleading that the court should order the lenders to scrap the first round. Following this resolution, now the focus will be on other major cases such as Amtek Auto which has a loan default of Rs 14,074 crore in which the UK-based Liberty House has emerged biggest bidder. Notably, the firm has asked the top court to decide on the matter. Other accounts under bidding are Monnet Ispat and Energy for Rs 12,115 crore and Jaypee Infratech Rs 9,635 crore. The total amount of NPAs expected to be resolved soon adds up to over Rs 1 lakh crore, which the banks might not have seen again.