Although, at first sight it seems that India’s digital strikes against Chinese mobile apps are part of its avenge against that country’s misadventure along Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh but the reality behind such a move is far more critical and it demands a fail-safe mechanism to ensure that under the guise of providing entertainment and utility software tools, the enemy nation should not inflict damage to the country by way of stealing the significant data using unethical digital protocols. And if the ban on 59 Chinese mobile apps was due to ongoing tussle between two countries in Ladakh then also it is not a big deal as there is a consensus around the world among countries that something fishy is going on as far as Chinese mobile apps are concerned. Considering the pros and cons, and scrutinising the dangers involved while sharing data on Chinese mobile apps the government had earlier banned 59 such applications thus giving a blow to several Chinese companies which were earlier flourishing in India despite carrying out their dubious activities of taking away vital digital information as far as security and other aspects are concerned. In the same context, the central dispensation has carried out its second digital strike on China by prohibiting another set of 47 Chinese mobile apps which were either the clones of applications banned earlier or their variants. What is coming out in public domain is that this is not the last move by the central government rather it will be a continuous process to sieve anything or everything which seems to threat or peril the safety, security or sovereignty of the nation. These two digital strikes on China are of great significance as these have shown that country, the might India possessed and the dent it can cause to China or for that matter any other foe nation across the world. Of course, India has learned a useful lesson from this episode with China when both the armies were at loggerheads and even faced fatalities. Showing magnanimity to those who are least considerate whether China, Pakistan or for that even Nepal, is a futile exercise as India has learnt diplomatically, militarily and socially in recent times therefore taking a stout posture against all such adversaries is a judicial step and need of the time. This will also help in taming other delinquent companies and deter them from planning similar detrimental acts against the country.
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