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Ashwani Mahajan

RSS affiliate asks govt to dump Huawei from 5G trials, says China trying to profit amid crisis

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's letter doesn't mention Huawei by name, but hits out at Chinese telecom equipment manufacturers | Photo: Bloomberg

Retired Indian ambassador, telecom firms write to govt seeking ban on Chinese equipment

Former IFS officer Smita Purushottam and representatives of manufacturers have been ‘invited’ for a meeting with the Department of Telecom on 20 February.

Trump is considering a new wave of US tech export restrictions on China

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.
NATO

Huawei rift between US and Europe becoming an issue for NATO

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.
Huawei is embroiled in controversy over security concerns in many countries | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

There’s no proof to show Huawei was spying in Europe, France says

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 national co-convener Ashwini Mahajan

Can’t trust Huawei as China risked world’s health with coronavirus: RSS affiliate leader

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.
Boris Johnson

In fine compromise, Boris Johnson allows Huawei 5G in UK despite US protests

UK has brushed off US complaints & decided to allow its telecoms operators to install 5G equipment made by ‘high-risk vendors’ — read: Huawei.

5G story should be about Indian tech and skills, not allowing China’s Huawei in

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.
Huawei is embroiled in controversy over security concerns in many countries | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

‘Concerned’ Army red-flags possibility of China’s Huawei 5G services entering India

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.

Huawei isn’t just surviving, it’s thriving despite Trump blacklisting it

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.

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.