Why Huawei must not be allowed into India’s 5G Infrastructure: 6 Policy Contexts

The Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) is organizing a policy webinar by Gautam Chikermane, Vice President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) on “Why Huawei must not be allowed into India’s 5G Infrastructure: 6 Policy Contexts". Registration is FREE of cost. However, we have limited seats. Therefore, pre-registration is mandatory.

Session Brief: China’s Huawei, a global leader in providing equipment for fifth-generation (5G) mobile technology, is attempting to enter the Indian market. However, in light of China’s proclivity for state interference in corporate operations and the critical infrastructure Huawei deals in, the firm poses a security threat for countries with its presence. This threat gets amplified for India when seen in the context of China’s anti-India stance on a range of issues, a Chinese law that binds corporations to collect and share intelligence, and the 3,488-km-long volatile India–China border. Leaning on a recent paper by the author, this webinar analyses the legal, geopolitical, strategic and technological risks of allowing Chinese firms such as Huawei into India’s critical infrastructure. Weighing the transformative force of 5G against India’s national security requirements, it provides six policy contexts within which to examine this complex issue.


About the Speaker: Gautam Chikermane is Vice President at ORF. His area of research is international and Indian economic policy.

 A Jefferson Fellow (Fall 2001) at the East-West Center, Honolulu, Gautam has written four books:70 Policies that Built India: 1947 to 2017, Independence to $2.5 Trillion (ORF, 2018), Tunnel of Varanavat (Rupa, 2016), The Disrupter: Arvind Kejriwal and the Audacious Rise of the Aam Aadmi (Rupa, 2014), Five Decades of Decay (Rupa, 1997)

Date: 25 April, 2020
Time: 4 PM – 5.30 PM
Register: https://bit.ly/34NVn3f

This event is exclusively online. The link for attending the webinar will be shared with you 1 day before the event.