Bharti Chairman Sunil Mittal shared his opinion on India allowing Huawei for brining 5G technology. He said that India will take a decision on their own keeping its relationship with China in mind and the larger geopolitical context.
“My view is that they should be in play. India must use this leverage” Mittal said ad Economic Summit in New Delhi.
He added, “There are a lot of issues in China as well and India must take that advantage of that unlike manu western countries… I would have this leverage today because it’s important.”
The US govt in a recent deputation urges that New Delhi and Washington should “work together only with trusted sources” when deploying 5G, implying that Chinese telecom gear makers such as Huawei should be kept out of partnering in next generation telecom technology.
“Huawei is part of the positive initiatives to improve India’s network security and capability which goes beyond just 5G,” said Jay Chen, CEO.
Mittal also said that the adivisory from the US was well taken, and that the Indian government will decide on its own. India will decide relationship with China in a larger context.