What’s next? Cyber expert speaks on effects of ban on Chinese apps, opportunity for Indian app makers
2, Jul 2020, 5:17 PM
Bengaluru: The Government of India banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including TikTok, UC Browser, SHAREit and WeChat, saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country following the Galwan Valley clash in which 20 Indian Army soldiers were martyred. The ban has given an opportunity to Indian app-makers to grab the space left by the likes of TikTok and ShareIT. India has been a key market for some of these Chinese apps. TikTok, for instance, had millions of Indian users.
Asianet Newsable spoke to Suresh Kumar B, CEO of Incognito Forensic Foundation and Texial Innovations Private Limited about India’s decision to ban 59 Chinese apps. We listen to what he has to say.