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India to name 'trusted telecom sources', may blacklist Chinese vendors

The committee will declare a list of trusted sources and products for telecom service providers

Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad

BS Web Team New Delhi
India will list "trusted and not trusted sources" of telecom vendors and devices based on national security, announcing a committee for the purpose as its border tension with China continues.

"There may even be a second list of designated sources from whom no procurement can be done," said union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at a press conference in Delhi. 

India has banned over 200 Chinese mobile apps and restricted certain investments from that country but earlier in December included Chinese telecom equipment company Huawei in working groups for the rollout of 5G networks in the country. The UK has banned its telecoms

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First Published: Dec 16 2020 | 3:52 PM IST

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