New Delhi. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has given a big update regarding the impact on Indian business due to ban on Chinese apps (54 Chinese Apps Banned). He said that these apps were harming the country in some way or the other, so they were banned. However, Indian business is not being harmed by this move of the government.
Sitharaman said that Indian businessmen are doing their business with China according to the need. At an event, he was asked whether the government’s move has affected domestic traders in trade between India and China, to which the Finance Minister said that this is not the first time that India has imposed restrictions on Chinese apps.
Business continues as normal
Sitharaman clarified that the move has not affected the country’s importers and exporters. Even after this latest step, business is going on based on the needs of the importers. The government had banned many major Chinese apps in 2020 as well. After the tension between the two countries on the border, in June 2020, the government banned 59 Chinese apps like Tiktok and UC Browser.
Last week, 54 apps were banned
India has banned 54 Chinese mobile apps last week in view of issues related to security and privacy. These apps include Tencent XRiver, Nice Video Baidu and Viva Video Editor. The banned app allegedly collected sensitive information from users by obtaining critical approvals from them. These apps were misusing the information gathered from the users and sending it to the servers located in the hostile country.