Taking aim at China, India tightens power grid, telecom rules
NEW DELHI: India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware - moves that go nment and industry officials say aim to check China's advance into sensitive sectors.
Chinese firms such as Harbin Electric, Dongfang Electronics, Shanghai Electric and Sifang Automation either supply equipment or manage power distribution networks in 18 cities in India.
Local firms have long lobbied against Chinese involvement in the power sector, raising security concerns and saying they get no reciprocal access to Chinese markets.
The Indian go nment is considering a report prepared by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) that sets new conditions for firms bidding for power transmission contracts, tipping the scales in favour of local companies.
Though the report makes no direct reference to China, the official said the recommendations are intended to deter China from making further headway in India, because of the security risks.
India has used Chinese equipment for power generation and distribution as it looks to provide affordable electricity to an estimated 250 million people who are off the grid.
Alagar-bangalore-22 hours ago
if Congress would have been patriotic to our country they would have stopped Chinese products and increased Indian products
Sham Shastry-22 hours ago
Militarily you cannot defeat China but hit where it hurts most, the commercial interest. That''s what US does when it dislikes any country, impose sanctions. Thus India should impose sanctions on Chinese companies.
sOORYa-22 hours ago
Yes we should not be overdependent to China in any way.
Har-22 hours ago
excellent move. let the dragons business dry up. it is the best way to tame its influence. and people also need to rise to the challenge by boycotting chinese goods.
Amit-21 hours ago
but indian govt should ban all the chinese firms
PMRN 770-US-22 hours ago
China should not have been allowed to participate in any sector that has national security implications. Finally woke up. China is only good for chappals and plastic bags.
Amarnath Mishra-21 hours ago
Why Mr Modi allowed to increase import from China? What happened to his Make in Indian ?