“We noted relevant notification, and express concern and regret that Chinese telecommunications companies have not been permitted to conduct 5G trials with Indian Telecom Service Providers in India,” the Chinese embassy said.
China’s goal is to ensure a unipolar Asia and it has gone about its task via aggressive - diplomatic and military - means to try and create a lasting damage. A functional and working relationship will probably be the longer term solution and this would mean ensuring that there is no Chinese presence in India’s digital and communication infrastructure.
After the customs department and the Bureau of Indian Standards, the Department of Telecommunications is said to be the latest arm of the government creating pressure on electronic and telecom imports from China.
TheDoT has apparently held back approvals for import of Wi-Fi-enabled devices from China for over six months now delaying the launch plans of mobile phone companies including Apple, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo, laptop makers HP, Dell and Lenovo, and telecom equipment vendors Nokia and Ericsson.