NEW DELHI: Power minister RK Singh on Friday mentioned that India will not import power equipment from China, amid border standoff with China.
During a digital press convention with state counterparts, he additionally asserted that the equipment import from China and Pakistan would not be permitted particularly on the idea of inspection.
He additional mentioned state discoms ought to not give orders for provide of equipment to Chinese corporations.
“We manufacture everything here. India imported Rs 71,000 crore worth power equipment including Rs 21,000 crore from China,” Singh mentioned within the state power ministers convention chaired by him this morning in his opening remarks.
He mentioned: “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 mentioned, “we will not give permission for import from Prior Reference countries. We are affected. There could be malware or trojen horse in those (imports from China) which they can activate remotely (to cripple our power systems).”