Major Chinese apps like Tik Tok & UC browser banned by the Indian Government in retaliation to china’s intrusion on the Indian side of the border in Ladhak. Chinese and Indian troops had a clash a few days back where both the sides had casualties as per Indian reports.
This move by the Government is a part of the rising Boycott China movement in the country and many major manufacturers and Indian firms like ‘Prestige’ – India’s largest kitchen appliances maker announced it will stop the imports of cheap parts from china.
Tik Tok and UC Browser are among the list of 59 Chinese apps that have been banned. This move has major implications and will lead to financial loss to these Chinese companies.
Apps like tik tok have over 61 Million Downloads from India and millions of dollars in revenue from India alone goes to the Chinese firm and the combined revenue of the 59 apps across more than a billion dollars.
Read till the end to know what other steps have been taken by the Indian government and firms to tackles Chinese bullying on the border.
The list of all apps banned in the Indian 'Digital Space' is mentioned below
Clash of Kings
DU battery saver
Mi Video Call Xiaomi
ES File Explorer
Viva Video QU Video Inc
New Video Status
Cache Cleaner DU App studio
Hago Play With New Friends
Clean Master Cheetah Mobile
QQ Security Center
V fly Status Video
What other moves have Indian Government and firms taken?
1. The India Cellular and Electronics Association and the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association are among other trade and industry associations which have hinted and suggested that reliance on Chinese imports should be brought down.
2. The Indian government is offering financial incentives and plug-and-play facilities with an outlay of about 500 billion rupees ($6.6 billion) to attract investments from global companies in the manufacture of mobile phones and related components.
3. “There is a target we are pursuing in line with ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’ which is to reduce unnecessary imports, not country-specific imports. Our goals include strengthening those sectors in India through hand-holding and giving them incentives, improving quality, and getting investments,” said DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra.
4. ‘Prestige’ – India’s largest kitchen appliances maker announced it will stop the imports of cheap parts from china.
These Moves are among many others to Tackle china and take India towards an Independent economic path.