Telecom Ministry orders the ban of all Chinese deals and equipment

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The Telecoms Ministry has ordered all Chinese transactions and equipment to be barred by BSNL and MTNL and other private companies. They were called upon to avoid upgrading Chinese equipment. The Telecom Ministry decision may play a significant role in the acquisition of 4G upgrades by its subsidiaries.

The government service providers have been requested to change the terms so that Chinese enterprises are not able to take part in the tender process. All previous telecoms deals were demanded to be canceled by the firms. Private mobile service providers will also be given orders to restrict the use of existing Chinese equipment and forbid new purchases.

The move is in the middle of India-China relations further tumbling following the incident at the Galwan Valley this week. Anger has since sprung up in the country and many are calling for Chinese products and apps to be boycotted.

The CAIT, meanwhile, called for the boycott of Chinese products, citing 450 imported goods including cosmetics, luggage, toys, mobility and footwear, and watches. By December 2021 CAIT said that the goal will be to reduce the import of finished Chinese products by $13 billion, or about Rs 1 lakh crore.

Today the Swadeshi Jagran Manch called for the ban on the participation of Chinese businesses in the country’s tender procedure. It also called for the cancelation of China’s smallest bid to construct an underground portion of the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System project from the Chinese Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co Ltd.

India sent a clear message earlier this Wednesday to China that the ‘unprecedented’ Galwan Valley incident would have a ‘significant effect’ on bilateral relations.

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