The regulations which take force in 2017 were announced this week by India’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
Manufacturers are also required to include GPS in all phones by 2018, in order to help improve security.
Many phone manufactures already include a panic response feature but India does not currently have a centralized emergency call system. Because different phone numbers are required to reach police,medical, and fire services.
It is part of a wider campaign to enhance the safety of women in the light of growing concerns about levels of sexual violence in the country.
It is not clear how the panic button system will work but it is likely to allow customer to call the emergency services by either pressing a single button or by pressing the power button several times in succession.