Man who inspired “3 Idiots” explains why Indians should boycott Chinese products

New Delhi: In response to Chinese aggression at the border in Ladakh over the past few weeks, innovator Sonam Wangchuk has urged the people of India to boycott “Made in China” products. The man who inspired the character “Phunsuk Wangdu” in the blockbuster “3 Idiots” said, “Give up all Chinese software in a week, all Chinese hardware in a year.”


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“On one hand, our soldiers are fighting them and on the other hand, we buy Chinese hardware and use software like the TikTok app, we give them business worth crores so they can arm their soldiers to fight against us,” he said while explaining why we should give up China-made products.


Sonam Wangchuk’s video, set in Ladakh with the Himalayas and river Sindhu in the backdrop, has been widely shared on social media. “What is your responsibility as a citizen, in this India-China border tension,” asks the 53-year-old inventor, talking about fighter jets flying overhead not far from where he sat.


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“I am getting rid of my phone, which is made in China, within one week and in one year, anything that is made in china, I will throw out of my life,” he shared, urging each citizen to spread the message to 100 others.


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