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Hughes says paying back taxes in India will force unit shut down

Monday 24 February 2020 | 12:08 CET | News
US satellite broadband provider Hughes Network Systems, part of Echostar, has told India's telecom minister that it may have to close down operations in India as a result of taxes owed, Reuters reported. In a letter, Hughes India president Partho Banerjee said that the company, which owes INR 6 billion (USD 84 million), faces bankruptcy. India's Supreme Court ordered a number of telecom companies last year to pay taxes owed to the government, worth billions of dollars.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: EchoStar / Hughes Network Systems
Countries: India
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