Power Minister RK Singh right this moment stated that India won’t import energy tools from China anymore. The minister’s remarks got here amid the bitter standoff with China in Ladakh.
During a digital press convention with state counterparts, he additionally asserted that the tools import from China and Pakistan wouldn’t be permitted particularly on the idea of inspection.
He additional stated state discoms (energy distribution firms) shouldn’t give orders for provide of kit to Chinese corporations.
“We manufacture everything here. India imported Rs 71,000 crore worth power equipment including Rs 21,000 crore from China,” Mr Singh stated within the state power ministers convention chaired by him this morning in his opening remarks.
He stated: “This (huge import of power equipment) is something we cannot tolerate that a country will transgress into our territory….we will not take anything from China and Pakistan.”
He additional stated, “we will not give permission for import from Prior Reference countries. We are affected. There could have malware or Trojan horse in those (imports from China) which they can activate remotely (to cripple our power systems).”
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