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Indian Government now bans 47 ‘clone’ Chinese Apps

After banning 59 Chinese mobile apps last month, the Indian government, on Monday, July 27, banned 47 additional Chinese apps. These are primarily the ‘clone’ of the banned apps like TikTok, UC Browser, and CamScanner.

The Indian government is taking no chance and is trying to secure the Indian cyberspace from the Chinese data intrusion.

The Narendra Modi-led Indian government has also made it difficult for Chinese companies to invest in India. Now, every Chinese company willing to invest in India will have to first register with the Registration Committee. This committee will be formed and governed by the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). And to register with this committee, a company will have to take all the necessary approvals from the Ministry of External Affairs and Home Affairs.

The Indian government is working on all three fronts to tackle China and its expansionist approach. Diplomatically, the government has allied with ‘countries with similar interests’ to cordon out China.

On the defense front, the BJP government in the center has tightened the security along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Ladakh region. It has deployed heavy artilleries and other advanced security systems.

The first fleet of 5 Rafale fighter jets as expected to reach India on July 29. They will be inducted in the Indian Air Force on June 29 and will be deployed along the LAC.

Indian is also procuring other anti-missile systems and ammunition from Israel. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to his counterpart in Israel last week to expedite the delivery.

The Indian government has also enhanced its activities in the South China Sea. The Indian Navy performed a drill along with the patrolling teams of the US, Japan, and Australia in the South China Sea, giving a clear message to the Chinese Communist Party and its PLA.  

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