While addressing the 'Jan Sampark Abhiyan' via video conferencing on July 02, the Electronics and Information Technology Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke on ban on 59 Chinese apps. He said, "For security and sovereignty of India, for countrymen's digital security and privacy we have banned 59 apps, including TikTok." "India knows how to look in the eyes of those eyeing our borders and to protect countrymen, India can even do a digital strike," Electronics and IT Minister added.
Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, RS Prasad held a meeting via video conferencing as Digital India completed five years on July 01. In the meeting, he said, "In the wake of the ban which we have imposed...I think it is a great opportunity. Can we come up with good apps made by Indians? Let the dependence on foreign apps, with their own agenda for a variety of reasons, stop."