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‘Banning Chinese apps a digital strike’: Ravi Shankar Prasad after Centre bans 59 apps


New Delhi: After the Centre banned 59 cellular apps, Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday stated that Indian may even do a “digital strike”.

“For security and sovereignty of India and for the people’s digital security and privacy, we have banned 59 apps, including TikTok. India knows how to look in the eyes of those eyeing our borders and to protect countrymen, India can even do a digital strike,” Prasad stated in a digital West Bengal BJP rally.

Amid border tensions with China in Eastern Ladakh, the federal government on Monday banned 59 apps, largely Chinese, together with Tik Tok and UC Browser that have been “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity and defence” of the nation.

The Ministry of Information Technology stated in a launch that it has determined to dam 59 apps in view of the knowledge accessible that “they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order”.

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The ban got here amid nationwide outrage in opposition to China after 20 Indian troopers have been killed in a violent face-off in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley with Chinese troops after they tried to unilaterally change the established order through the de-escalation.

Indian intercepts revealed that the Chinese aspect suffered 43 casualties together with useless and severely injured. (ANI)


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