Government of Indian banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok and WeChat . According to reports, the Ministry of Home Affairs has also listed 275 more Chinese apps which may be banned on the grounds of national security violations. Since India moving ahead to ban more Chinese apps, China has also hinted to take relevant action against the move.
“Deliberate interference in such cooperation will not serve the interests of the Indian side. China will also take necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies,” said Ji Rong, the spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi.
According to media reports, the Ministry of Home Affairs is considering to ban more popular apps like PubG, Resso, Zili, AliExpress and ULike. The government of India will now inspect closely these applications for national security violations and data privacy concerns. The decision has been taken place at a time when disengagement discussion have set a barrier due to differences over Pangong Tso and Gogra. Armys of both the countries remain deployed in a huge numbers on both sides of the LAC.
In relation to the ban of 59 Chinese apps including WeChat, the Chinese embassy spokesperson said the ban on these apps has severely damaged legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies. “The Chinese side has lodged solemn representation to the Indian side and asked the Indian side to correct its wrongdoings,” said the spokesperson.
Since Indian user are more accustomed of using PubG, Resso, Zili, AliExpress, ULike, TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese apps, is it the right decision to ban Chinese Apps in India?