Date: Apr 08, 2020

In his paper, Gautam Chikermane analyses the legal, geopolitical, strategic and technological risks of allowing Chinese firms such as Huawei into India’s critical infrastructure. Weighing the transformative force of 5G against India’s national security requirements, it provides six policy contexts within which to examine this complex issue.


Gautam Chikermane, Vice President, ORF

Harsh V. Pant, Director of Studies and Head of Strategic Studies Programme, ORF

Manoj Joshi, Distinguished Fellow, ORF

Trisha Ray, Junior Fellow, ORF


11:30 – 11:35 | Welcome remarks by chair | Harsh V. Pant

11:35 – 11:50 | Presentation by author | Gautam Chikermane

11:50 – 12:00 | Remarks from panel | Trisha Ray

12:00 – 12:10 | Remarks from panel | Manoj Joshi

12:10 – 12:25 | Moderated Q&A

12:25 – 12:30 | Closing remarks by chair

Please note that this discussion will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

This discussion will start from 8 April, 11:30 a.m. IST.