The latest decision taken by the Government of India to ban 59 Chinese smartphone apps is trending worldwide, especially across China. "We have no plans to pursue such action", a TikTok spokesperson said.
Chingari app is available for free download on all app stores such as Google Play Store and iOS App Store. The video-sharing platform owned by China's ByteDance is now in discussions with various government officials to resolve key issues.
Recalling how India had responded after terror attacks in the recent past, Prasad, said, "You all must remember how we had retaliated after Uri and Pulwama (terror strikes)". He said these entities are resorting to means of creating corporate structures in various jurisdictions in a manner that is arduous to trace the ultimate beneficial owner of such companies sitting in China.
The majority of the apps were utilities, or apps that aren't really used much in India. "If we do ever receive such a request in the future, we would not comply". Chinese smartphones like Oppo and Xiaomi lead the Indian market with an estimated 72 per cent share, leaving Samsung and Apple behind, according to Gateway House. However, the short video platform won't be taking any legal action against the ongoing ban.
Among the banned apps, TikTok has over 200 million users in India, as it had become especially popular in suburban India launching several people into overnight online fame.
India is asking for a Chinese withdrawal from Indian territory essentially by reverting to status quo ante as of April.
"Donald Trump has said that China's aggressive stance along India-China border fits with a larger pattern of Chinese aggression in other parts of the world".
While some developers of banned apps in India voluntarily removed their apps without waiting for Google, you will not find any of those apps on the list anywhere near the Play Store. "Legally the government is well within its rights to impose section 69A, plus there are WTO rules that also empower a country".