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National Security Advisory Board blows 5G bugle: Build local muscle, get real on China

  • Talking exclusively to ET Prime, V Kamakoti, technology expert in the National Security Advisory Board, shares his vision for 5G rollout in India. Keyword: 100% indigenisation.
  • Hardware and software should not be from the same vendor, Kamakoti says.
  • While some argue there is no concrete evidence against troubled Chinese giant Huawei, India must get realistic about Chinese intentions — especially given New Delhi’s claim that its 5G plan will set the tone for the rest of the world.
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V Kamakoti, member National Security Advisory Board (left), and Ajit Doval, national security advisor; courtesy of ICWA via Facebook
V Kamakoti, member National Security Advisory Board (left), and Ajit Doval, national security advisor; courtesy of ICWA via Facebook
Early this year, the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) under Ajit Doval was expanded to include domain experts. The idea was to bring in the voices of the larger security community within the government apparatus. A notable addition was IIT Madras professor V Kamakoti, who has headed a government task force on artificial intelligence and recently made news for proposing
is part of Indian armed forces’ classified networks. But by banning Huawei, India’s security concerns won’t get eliminated,” says Maj. Gen. PK Mallik of public-policy think tank Vivekananda International Foundation. But can India do away with the dragon on 5G? That’s the elephant in the room the NSAB will have to help address. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)
Early this year, the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) under Ajit Doval was expanded to include domain experts. The idea was to bring in the voices of the larger security community within the government apparatus. A notable addition was IIT Madras professor V Kamakoti, who has headed a government task force on artificial intelligence and recently made news for proposing is part of Indian armed forces’ classified networks. But by banning Huawei, India’s security concerns won’t get eliminated,” says Maj. Gen. PK Mallik of public-policy think tank Vivekananda International Foundation. But can India do away with the dragon on 5G? That’s the elephant in the room the NSAB will have to help address. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)

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