India has banned imports of mobile phones which do not have a unique international identification code. This means fake mobile handsets made in China will no more be available at cheap prices to the growing number of mobile users in India. The ban comes almost a year after intelligence agencies warned the Indian government that mobile phones without an international identification code were being used by militant groups within the country. The agencies said such mobile phones were difficult to track and as such were hindering efforts to solve cases. Most of those problem handsets were fakes from China, costing up to 120 dollars. The president of the Indian Cellular Association, Pankaj Mohandroo, has been campaigning against Chinese made phones for years.