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Amid reports of China asking Covid-19-hit countries to accept Huawei if they want medical supplies, Swadeshi Jagran Manch’s leader Ashwini Mahajan said Beijing stands exposed.
Former IFS officer Smita Purushottam and representatives of manufacturers have been ‘invited’ for a meeting with the Department of Telecom on 20 February.
The US is considering blocking foreign chipmakers from selling components made overseas to Huawei, as China's technological rise is seen as a potential security threat.
The rift may have a global impact as the western powers struggle to come to terms with the technological prowess China has developed since 2015.
France’s cybersecurity chief Guillaume Poupard made the statement following reports of a US document transmitted to Germany, citing evidence of Huawei spying through its equipment.
Swadeshi Jagran Manch’s national co-convener Ashwini Mahajan says there’s no guarantee that Chinese telecom giant Huawei will not jeopardise India’s security.
UK has brushed off US complaints & decided to allow its telecoms operators to install 5G equipment made by ‘high-risk vendors’ — read: Huawei.
Although Modi government has said Huawei will only participate in 5G trials, the fear is it will be difficult to stop the Chinese firm from securing contracts.
Army officers say there is a risk that China will get access to India's military communication with 5G network. Concerns expressed by Navy & IAF too.
How Huawei survived the U.S. blacklisting could prove to be a case study in unintended consequences and a vast shift underway in global IT production.