ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
International relations

Indian raids on Chinese phone makers: 5 things to know

Experts say clampdown marks latest fallout from geopolitical tensions

Xiaomi and other Chinese smartphone makers face increasing scrutiny in India, where they have been gobbling up market share.   © AFP/Jiji

BENGALURU -- Indian authorities this week carried out the latest in a string of raids on Chinese smartphone makers amid government allegations ranging from tax evasion to unlawfully sending money abroad.

While officials say they are targeting specific legal or regulatory violations, many experts argue the high-profile moves come as Chinese manufacturers increasingly dominate India's smartphone sector and mark the latest fallout from simmering geopolitical tensions between New Delhi and Beijing.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more