After the meeting of PM Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, the Ministry of External Affairs has asked the telecom department to clear out the issue of participation of the Chinese equipment vendor Huawei in 5G, while also asking for possible areas for cooperation with America and Japan in the latest mobile technology.
A high-level committee is looking into the matters of participation of Huawei in the trail of 5G that is expected to start soon. The committee is headed by the principal scientific advisor and has senior officials from the intelligence bureau MEA, Home Ministry, IT & telecom ministries, and the cybersecurity wing. The US has been firm against its stand against the Chinese mobile seller Huawei and it even pursued the other governments of the various countries across the globe to follow the similar approach in dealing with the company when it comes to the 5G equipment.
Ministry of External Affairs is seeking information on how India can strengthen the work with American and Chinese Mobile vendors on the new 5G technology. The view is being sought in view of the planned trilateral summit between India, US, and Japan on the sidelines of the G-20 summit.