April 15, 2013
by Economic Times

India will cite the examples of US, Australia and Taiwan to ward off criticism against its new policy that gives preferential market access (PMA) to domestic telecom gear makers for government contracts.

International business lobbies, including the US-India business council, Information Technology Industry Council, Digital Europe and the Telecommunications Industry Association of US, amongst several others, have warned that India's plans of extending the PMA provisions to private mobile phone companies, would represent an unprecedented interference in the procurement of commercial entities and would also be inconsistent with the country's obligations to the World Trade Organization.

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