Indian ministry orders BSNL and private companies to ban Chinese deals, equipment

Following the violent clash between India and China, India has taken an unprecedented step against China. The Indian government has asked BSNL, MTNL and other private companies not to use Chinese equipment. Old tenders will be cancelled and China won’t be allowed to participate, sources said.

As many as 20 Indian soldiers attained martyrdom in a face-off with China along the LAC in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. As per news agency ANI, 43 soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were also killed in an escalated scuffle with Indian soldiers.

The decision comes amid growing outrage over the death of 20 Indian soldiers at the LAC in Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh on Monday night. The relations between New Delhi and Beijing will no longer be as good as it used to be.

people have thronged the streets in the country to protest against China over the clashes at LAC in Ladakh. Indians are shouting anti-China slogans and calling for a boycott of Chinese products and goods.

The call to boycott Chinese goods is gaining steam across the country. Meanwhile, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) called for boycott of Chinese goods, listing 450 imported items including cosmetics, bags, toys, furniture, footweara dn watches. “The objective is to reduce the import of Chinese finished goods by $13 billion or about Rs 1 lakh crore by December 2021,” CAIT said.

The Swadeshi Jagran Manch has also urged that Chinese companies should be banned from participation in the tender process in the country. It is to be noted that China is one of the biggest trading partners of India and it exports right from mobile phones to cosmetics.

In a strong message to China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the sacrifice of Indian soldiers will not go in vain. PM Modi also paid a heartily tribute to jawans who laid their lives for the nation in the violent face-off with Chinese troops.

PM Modi has also given a free hand to the Indian Army in the Ladakh region to safeguard the sovereignty and integrity of Indian borders. The decision was taken in the aftermath of the violent clash which led 20 Indian soldiers dead. 

It is to be noted that this is the first deadly confrontation between the two Asian giants since 1975 in which Beijing has reportedly suffered a huge loss. As per news agency ANI, 43 soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) were killed in an escalated scuffle with Indian soldiers.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.