"We may like to mention that in several countries both Huawei
and ZTE Corporation have been charged with a laundry list of crimes including conspiracy, money laundering, bank and wire fraud.
"We are sure that our above request will be considered by you and necessary decision will be taken to protect not only the security of the country but also the privacy of the people of India through data and as such both Huawei
and ZTE Corporation will not be allowed to participate in 5G
network rollout in India," CAIT
said in the letter to Prasad.
E-mails sent by PTI to Huawei India and ZTE India did not elicit any response till the time of filing the story.
US Federal Communications Commission recently designated Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE as "national security threats", saying the major step was aimed at protecting American communications networks from security risks.
has been running a campaign asking to boycott Chinese goods in the country.