After India took a strict stand against Chinese aggression on its border and banned 59 Chinese applications from the country, former US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley hailed the Indian governments’ decision to ban apps linked to Chinese firms including Tik Tok and said New Delhi is continuing to show it will not back down from China’s aggression.
“Good to see India banning 59 popular apps owned by Chinese firms, including TikTok, which counts India as one of its largest markets. India is continuing to show it won’t back down from China’s aggression,” Haley said in a Twitter post.
In a press release, the Indian government had said that the banned applications are engaged in activities “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order.”
The ban has been imposed under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009, it said.
Haley’s remarks come after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed India’s ban on the Chinese apps and stressed that the move would “boost India’s integrity and national security”.
“We welcome India’s ban on certain mobile apps. India’s clean app approach will boost India’s sovereignty and boost integrity and national security,” Pompeo said.