Govt Pitches for TikTok-like 'Made in India' Services as Fear Looms Over Job Loss Post Chinese Apps Ban
Calling it a "bid to halt China's silk route ambition", the Centre has banned 59 Chinese apps. The most popular amongst those are TikTok, WeChat and Cam Scanner. The press statement issued by the ministry of electronics, information and technology says the decision was taken to secure the sovereignty of the country and the data of Indians. But officials say this is India's first "salvo to China" after the border clashes, showing that "India has a diverse range of retaliatory options."
"This move will safeguard the interest of crores of Indian mobile and internet users.