India’s plans to ban Chinese power firms could backfire, warns Chinese media

The state-run Chinese media today warned that India’s plans to ban Chinese power firms due to concerns over cyber-attacks could backfire on India itself even though the move would cause losses to companies from China.

“India’s reported move to block Chinese companies in the power sector seems to be new evidence of the country’s overly suspicious attitude toward China, but this could backfire given that India is still plagued by electricity shortages and unstable supply,” an article in the Global Times said.

The article was commenting on the remarks by Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association Director General Sunil Misra that ban on Chinese equipment would protect India “from cyber-attacks because the power sector is increasingly software driven with intelligent technology and control systems being used.”

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