Chinese officials warned of imposing "reverse sanctions" on Indian companies operating in China if Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. were prohibited from doing business in India due to pressure from the U.S., Reuters reported, citing sources privy to the matter.
China relayed the warning to India's ambassador in Beijing, Vikram Misri, during a July 10 meeting that tackled Chinese concerns over the Trump administration's efforts aimed at shutting Huawei out of global 5G infrastructure.
The report's sources did not indicate the companies or sectors that could be hit with potential sanctions.
India has yet to decide on inviting Huawei to participate in its 5G network trials set to take place in the next few months, according to Reuters.
The U.S. Commerce Department blacklisted Huawei in May over perceived national security threats, though it later scaled back restrictions.
Washington may reportedly decide this week on companies' requests for special licenses to conduct business with Huawei.