Former Congress MP Ninong Ering has appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to impose a ban on the China’s Huawei Company in India.
He alleged that the firm’s equipment is a security threat and is used as a mass surveillance tool by the Chinese government.
Erring, also a sitting MLA from Pasighat West of Arunachal Pradesh, wrote a letter to Modi seeking a ban on the Company.
Erring wrote the letter days after the central government banned 59 Chinese applications citing security issues.
“In the present state of affairs between the two countries, Considering China’s history, any compromise to security, especially cyber security is non-negotiable.
“Therefore it would be advisable to put a ban on products by Huawei as they are a potential threat to sovereignty and security of the nation,” said Erring
In his letter Ering cited Huawei’s origins and the work and how it was bound by Chinese laws to share information to the government without any refusal and stated that it would be “more difficult to find out if any such demand has been made by the Government.”
Erring stated that there should be no compromise on state security and hence there should be a ban on Huawei products.
The US government has also designated Huawei Technologies Company and ZTE Corporation as national security threats.