In the wake of a withering Sino-US trade spat entering into its second year, spreading its menacing extremities over South-East Asia, Beijing had raised alarms over Delhi’s treatment on its tech conglomerate Huawei Technologies, warning that a ban on Huawei operation in India would brew a similar kind of baleful outcome for the Indian firms operating in China, at least two sources familiar with the issue unveiled in terms of anonymity on Tuesday (August 6th).
In point of fact, latest China threat was brought into light after India’s Telecom Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad had been quoted saying earlier that India’s telecom ministry had yet to decide on whether it should invite the world’s largest telco gear maker to develop the nation’s fifth-generation cellular network.
More importantly, India is set to hold trials to install a next-gen fifth-generation cellular network as early as within next few months. Concomitantly, latest threat on Huawei issue came forth against a garrulous geo-political backdrop, after China and Pakistan, both had slumped India’s PM Narendra Modi’s latest attempt to put a tweak on war-struck Kashmir’s special status.
Meanwhile, expressing optimism that India would decide on Huawei on top of political biasness alongside US pressures amid a tormenting tug-of-war between Huawei and Washington, a spokesman for Chinese Commerce Ministry, Hua Chunying said later on Tuesday (August 6th), “Huawei has carried out operations in India for a long time, and has made contributions to the development of Indian society and the economy that is clear to all.
On the issue of Chinese enterprises participating in the construction of India’s 5G, we hope the Indian side makes an independent and objective decision, and provides a fair, just and non-discriminatory commercial environment for Chinese enterprises’ investment and operations, to realize mutual benefit. ”