Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called banning of 59 Chinese apps a digital strike. Ravi Shankar Prasad said New Delhi’s decision to suspend Tik Tok and the other 58 apps was a digital strike followed by India and China’s violent face-off in the Galwan Valley.
Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that the government took this decision to secure data of Indian citizens which is very essential. Similar to PM Narendra Modi’s statement, Union Minister said India is a peaceful country but will not spare someone who has an evil eye on it.
Ravi Shankar Prasad calls banning Chinese apps a digital strike
India has banned 59 Chinese apps which include TikTok, UC Browser, CamScanner, WeChat, Weibo, Baidu Map, Xender, among others. According to Indian intelligence agencies, Chinese apps were made to extract data from citizens of India and invade their privacy. As Chinese companies are suspected of stealing data through hardware and software, this is the reason nobody trusts Chinese 5G data.
According to Ravi Shankar Prasad, a ban on these apps will give Indians an opportunity to come with their apps and stop being dependent on foreign countries. As per China’s response to the ban, it is strongly concerned and thinks the decision is taken against the public interest.