Ananth Krishnan

BEIJING: India's relations with China have “two dimensions”, Union Minister of State for Environment Jairam Ramesh told journalists here.

“There is a Copenhagen spirit dimension [at the December climate summit the two countries closely co-ordinated their negotiating positions] and there is a ‘Huawei headache' dimension.” The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is under the scanner of the Union Home Ministry and faces an import ban for security reasons.

The Home Ministry has warned that possible malware in imported telecom equipment, particularly from China, could severely threaten national security. The restrictions were “needless,” Mr. Ramesh argued. “At some stage, if we become paranoid about Chinese investments in India, as we seem to be, then we are not going to be able to derive the full benefits of the Copenhagen spirit…..We are imagining demons where there are none.”