India Shuns Import Of Power Equipment From China


Power Minister R K Singh on Friday said that India will import power equipment from China, amid border standoff with China.

During a virtual press conference with state counterparts, he also asserted that the equipment import from China and Pakistan would not be permitted especially on the basis of inspection.

He further said state discoms should not give orders for supply of equipment to Chinese firms.

“We manufacture everything here. India imported Rs 71,000 crore worth power equipment including Rs 21,000 crore from China,” Singh said in the state energy ministers conference.

The Minister stressed that “India will not give permission for import from Prior Reference countries. There could be a threat of malware or trojen horse in imports from China which they can activate remotely to cripple our power systems.”