The recent killing of 20 Indian soldiers at the LAC in Galway Valley in Ladakh triggered
Government to take some strong steps.
The Telecom Ministry has ordered BSNL, MTNL and other private companies to ban all
Chinese deals and equipment. They have been asked to avoid Chinese equipment in
upgradation. The decision by the Telecom ministry could play a major role in the 4G
upgradation purchases by its subsidiaries.
The govt service providers have been asked to change conditions in such a way that
Chinese companies aren't able participate in the tender process. The companies have
been asked to cancel all previous tenders for telecom equipment. Directives will also
be issued for private mobile service providers to rule out use of any existing Chinese
equipment, and ban any new purchase.