Telecom Ministry orders BSNL, MTNL & Pvt companies to ban China equipment and Deals
Telecom Ministry orders BSNL, MTNL & Pvt companies to ban China equipment – BSNL, MTNL, and other private companies have been ordered by the Telecom Ministry to ban all Chinese deals and equipment they need to be asked to avoid Chinese equipment in up-gradation as the choice by the Telecom ministry could play a serious role within the 4G up-gradation purchases by its subsidiaries.
The govt service providers are asked to vary conditions in such how Chinese companies aren’t able to participate within the tender process. the businesses are asked to cancel all previous tenders for the telecommunication system . Directives also will be issued for personal mobile service providers to rule out the use of any existing Chinese equipment, and ban any new purchase.
The move comes amid anger within the country after killing of 20 Indian soldiers at the LAC in Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh on Monday night. The relations between India and China have further soured after the incident in the week. Anger has been simmering within the country ever since, with many calling for the boycott of Chinese products and apps.
Meanwhile, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) involved boycott of Chinese goods, listing 450 imported items including cosmetics, bags, toys, furniture, footweara dn watches. the target is to scale back the import of Chinese finished goods by $13 billion or about Rs 1 lakh crore by December 2021, CAIT said.
The demand for Chinese companies be banned from participation within the tender process has been made by The Swadeshi Jagran Manch today that within the country with a demand of canceling bottom bid made by China’s Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co Ltd for the development of an underground stretch of the Delhi-Meerut Regional mass rapid transit System project.
Earlier on Wednesday, India delivered a robust message to China that the “unprecedented” incident at the Galwan Valley will have a “serious impact” on the bilateral relationship. It also held the “premeditated” action by the Chinese army directly liable for the violence.
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