The meeting was held in New Delhi. The Indian delegation comprised officials from the ministries of home, telecom and electronics & IT.
The US also included officials from National Security Council, Defence Research & Development Organisation and National Payments Corporation of India. The US delegation was led by Robert Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy.
The US delegation urged that New Delhi and Washington should “work together only with trusted sources” when deploying 5G. The implication, they said, was that Chinese telecom gear makers such as Huawei should be kept out of partnering in next generation telecom technology.
Huawei has on its part made public statements made earlier in India on security. “Huawei is part of the positive initiatives to improve India's network security and capability which goes beyond just 5G,” its India CEO Jay Chen had said.