New Delhi, May 18 -- India's steel industry is bracing for a potential flood of imports from China after the United States imposed steep tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminium this week, industry representatives said on Wednesday.

The Indian Steel Association (ISA), whose members include major producers like JSW Steel and Tata Steel, warned that the U.S. tariff hike has made India "highly vulnerable to surging and predatory imports" from China.

"India is already under grave threat of imports because all major steel consuming economies are shutting their doors on these steel producing countries," said Alok Sahay, ISA's secretary general, reported ET.

Indian steelmakers have long complained about cheaper Chinese steel undercutting domest...