Huawei, ZTE a threat to India too, admits Indian Army

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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Huawei, ZTE a threat to India too, admits Indian Army

    The Indian defense think tanks have shown great concern over the lack of indigenous manufacturing in India considering the inability and impossibility of decoding or tracking the chipsets manufactured by them unlike any other country.

    “America assemble everything, they import it. But Chinese manufactured telecom equipment are suspicious as you cannot know what's inside. You cannot decode the units manufactured by them and thus pose higher risk and threat,” insists Lt Gen SP Kochhar, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC, SO-in-C and senior col commandant.

    This adds another blow to the Chinese telecom gear manufacturers which are currently undergoing recent thrashing from the US committee's recent report. The chairman and ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), Mike Rogers (R-MI) and CA Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) released a report recommending the US companies considering doing business with Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE and to find another vendor.

    The report recommends that the US government systems, particularly sensitive systems exclude Huawei or ZTE equipment or component parts.
    'Any bug, beacon, or backdoor put into our critical systems could allow for a catastrophic and devastating domino effect of failures throughout our networks. As this report shows, we have serious concerns about Huawei and ZTE, and their connection to the communist Government of China. China is known to be the major perpetrator of cyber espionage, and Huawei and ZTE failed to alleviate serious concerns throughout this important investigation. American businesses should use other vendors,” chairman Rogers said.

    The report highlights the inter connectivity of the US critical infrastructure systems and warns of the heightened threat of cyber espionage and predatory disruption or destruction of the US networks if telecommunications networks are built by companies with known ties to the Chinese state, a country known to aggressively steal valuable trade secrets and other sensitive data from the US companies.

    We warn the US government agencies and companies considering using Huawei and ZTE equipment in their networks to take into account the affect it could have on our national security,” said ranking member Ruppersberger.

    David Dai Shu, ZTE's director of global public affairs, in response to this report said, “It is noteworthy that after a year long investigation, the committee rests its conclusions on a finding that ZTE may not be of state influence. This finding would apply to any company operating in China. The committee has not challenged ZTE's fitness to serve the US market based on any pattern of unethical or illegal behavior.”

    Commenting on the committee report, Huawei said “The report conducted by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence which took 11 months to complete failed to provide clear evidence to substantiate the legitimacy of the committee's concerns. We have to suspect that the only purpose of such report is to impede competition and obstruct Chinese ICT companies from entering the US market.”

    The report, released in a Capitol Hill news conference, states that Huawei and ZTE provided incomplete, contradictory, and evasive responses to the committee's core concerns. The report comes after a year long investigation into the national security dangers posed by Huawei and ZTE, the 2 largest Chinese telecommunications companies doing business in the US.

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    The threats posed by the mass implementation IT technology imported from a potential adversary are certainly legitimate. And given China's success in electronic espionage it certainly warrants a fair bit of caution. However this does not take away from the fact that American industrial institutions have become lethargic and non competitive over the past couple of decades and are in serious need of reorganization.
     
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    Defence Research and Development Organisation ready to take on China

    With complaints of Chinese companies installing malicious malware and virus in devices sold to public sector companies and defence establishme-nts in India, the Union government has ord-ered Defence Resea-rch and Devel-opment Organisation (DRDO) to develop indigenous IT hardware, which would soon replace Chinese products.

    Former secretary, department of defe-nce R&D, director-general DRDO and scientific advisor to defence minister V. K. Saraswat in an informal chat with DC raised his deep concern about the use of information technology in every discipline, including, banking, reservation, defence, air transportation, sea logistics and agriculture in India. “If IT is compromised then entire country can be crippled. You need not wage a war across the border now,” he said.

    Pointing out that India imports IT hardware, including small cellphones and computer routers from China, Saraswat said these hardware comes with malware, Trojan horses or any spoofing device which could be triggered remotely. “These devi-ces can extract data from your computer and you might not know that it had happened. There has been many cases where data from many Ind-ian government agencies had gone this way,” he added.

    In an attempt to take on cyber attack by the Chinese, a committee with national security advisor as its head asked DRDO to develop indigenous hardware which would replace the Chinese equipment.

    “DRDO has already started to design and develop these items under the cyber security programme. We have also embarked on a major mission to reduce dumping of electronic goods from China in a big way, as beyond a certain level you (China) cannot dump in a particular nation,” he added.
     
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    Key word : DRDO
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Pardon me for not biting your idiotic and ludicrous bait and launching on a debate.

    :denied: :bplease:

     
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    STUPID is the word for you...
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Afaik we don't even have companies who make audio power transistors such as MJ15003/4, it's pity to see such situation in the field of electronics in our country.
     

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