All of us are aware of the ongoing India – China border clashes. The clashes started since 5th May 2020 and continued as melee warfare. Following this, the Government of India had banned a total of 59 Chinese mobile apps stating that they harmed the sovereignty of the nation. Further, on Monday, the Government of India additionally banned 49 more apps. These are just the copies or the ‘lite’ versions of the earlier banned apps. Have a look at the video below and read the full article to know more –
The Government of India had banned these Chinese apps on the grounds that these apps affect the sovereignty of the nation. The list of apps that got banned featured the likes of TikTok – a short video making and editing platform, Camscanner – a document scanning app, UC browser, Shareit – sharing app. and many others. This move of banning the Chinese apps by the Government of India came into effect after India – China border tension. The Chinese troops have been extensively capturing and forming their bases in the territories which are Indian Territory.
The 49 apps that got banned included Likee app – a lite version of the famous and trending TikTok app, which found a roundabout to the current situation and got away in the first list of banishment, CamscannerHD and many others. These ‘lite’ versions also pose the same threat as their full-fledged counterparts and that is the reason why they got banned. Following this banishment, the Chinese market has got quite a blow as they had one-third of the base with Indian clients. The industry is suspect to loose a hefty amount of money.
This News brought a smile to the Indian app developers who have been building similar apps without any funding from China. These indigenous apps are now hoping to garner popularity and an increase in the number of downloads. Another motto of this move by the Government of India is the safety and security of data of our Indian citizens. The Chinese apps are many a times alleged to have stolen data from Indians. Thus, to safeguard our privacy and data this move by the Government of India will prove as a pioneering step.