Telecom and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said in the Parliament that Indian companies supplying US-made components to Huawei Technologies may face penal action under US regulations, reported The Economic Times.
“Any Indian company which will act as a supplier of US-origin equipment, software, technology to Huawei and its affiliates in entity list could be subject to penal action/sanction under US regulations,” Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, as mentioned in the ET report.
The minister, however, added that the government has not yet taken a call on whether to ban the Chinese telecom equipment maker, the report said.
The development comes at a time when the Chinese telecom giant is embroiled in a long-running row with the United States over the security of its systems and devices.
Washington had directed its companies, including Google, not to supply software and hardware to Huawei, alleging security risk from the company.