July 08, 2013
by My Digital FC

Following intense pressure from American telecom and IT equipment companies, the government has revoked its decision to give preference to locally made material, citing security concerns.

The prime minister’s office said on Monday the revised electronics policy “will not have domestic manufacturing requirements, percentage based or otherwise.”

Telecom and IT minister Kapil Sibal will move a comprehensive revised cabinet note in a month to open the doors to foreign supplies with no preference to local manufacturers.

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