Modi Govt Bans 59 Chinese Apps In India: A Blow To China’s Digital Silk Route Ambitions?
The Ministry of Information Technology of the Government of India has banned as many as 59 apps in India.
This announcement comes at a time when tensions between India and China are at an all-time high, after the military skirmishes earlier this month.
Experts suggest that this could hit China’s Digital Silk Route ambitions in a big way.
India has a large existing user base on these apps, and a fairly large potential user base waiting to sign up.
This includes optical cable lines, data hubs and other critical infrastructure projects which China needs to control the global digital discourse.