Total trade between the two nations slipped to USD 16.55 billion in Q1 FY21 from USD 21.42 billion in the April-June period of 2019-20.
The gear for use in the Kanpur region of the railway system had a contracted cost of Rs 471 crore.
The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has been promoting local production of goods, that are normally imported from China.
Our northern neighbour is a menacing power that wants to be acknowledged as the greatest, is inherently expansionist and dissatisfied with the status quo
LAC clash has led to a vociferous call for a boycott of Chinese goods even though the Centre had said that building an 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' hould not be misconstrued as 'protectionism'.
Officials said there has been no word so far from the Centre as well on border trade as the lockdown against coronavirus continues.
The lockdowns in both the countries due to COVID-19 is expected to badly affect the bilateral trade which declined by three billion dollar last year.
Coronavirus: Durables, drugs, electronics to run out of steam with 70 per cent import dependence, says Crisil
In terms of shipments from China, imports of solar panels stand at 75 per cent, bulk drugs ingredients 69 per cent, electronics 67 per cent and consumer durables 45 per cent being the worst hit.