The current border tensions between India and China
will be hard to quickly de-escalate, says Eurasia Group's South Asia analyst Akhil Bery
. He doubts that tariffs and bans placed on Chinese technology by the Indian government are reversible, noting that national security concerns dovetail with a desire to promote homegrown champions. He suggests that a likely ban on Huawei and other Chinese firms could benefit European firms including Siemens.
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Akhil Bery covers India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka for Eurasia Group. Prior to joining the firm, he was the lead researcher for the India & South Asia practice at McLarty Associates, focusing on state-level reforms, data privacy, and data localization issues, as well as US-India trade relations.