Top US lawmakers have applauded India’s resolution to not permit Chinese telecom corporations to conduct 5G trials within the nation.
The Department of Telecom in India on Tuesday had approved applications of telecom corporations Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and MTNL to conduct 5G trials however none of them could be utilizing applied sciences of Chinese entities.
“India’s resolution to exclude Huawei and ZTE from its 5G trials is good news for the people of India and the world,” House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican and China Task Force Chairman Michael McCaul mentioned in a press release on Wednesday.
“People’s Republic of China law requires any Chinese company – including Huawei and ZTE – to work for the Chinese Communist Party if asked,” McCaul said.
The previous Trump administration had designated Chinese tech companies as posing a national security risk.
The US is also asking its friends and allies not to opt for a technology that is controlled by the Communist Party of China.
“It’s a threat that may’t be mitigated except these corporations are excluded from our networks, and I’m glad that India has recognised this menace. India has as soon as once more confirmed why it’s a world chief within the battle in opposition to safety threats posed by CCP-controlled know-how,” McCaul mentioned.
Congressman Mike Waltz additionally thanked India for its resolution. “Thank you to India for denying the inclusion of CCP-run Huawei in their telecommunications,” he said. “As the world’s largest democracy, India might be a crucial ally in confronting China and securing our provide chains,” Waltz mentioned.