China has urged India to not block Huawei from doing its business in the country and warned that there could be the same consequences for Indian firms operating in China.
Two sources related to the discussions in New Delhi said India’s ambassador in Beijing, Vikram Misri, was called to the Chinese foreign ministry on July 10 to hear China’s concerns about the U.S. campaign to keep Huawei out of 5G mobile infrastructure worldwide, reported Reuters.
During the meeting, Chinese officials said there could be “reverse sanctions” on Indian firms engaged in business in China should India block Huawei because of pressure from Washington, told the source.
India is due to hold 5G trails in the upcoming months but has not yet to decide whether to invite the Chinese telecoms equipment maker to take part, telecoms minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said.
Back in May, Huawei was placed in the US Entity-List and the US President Donald Trump is asking its allies including India and putting more pressure to not let the company operate in their soil citing that it can use products to for spying. Of which Huawei has repeatedly denied.