US welcomes India’s decision to ban 59 Chinese apps

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday welcomed India’s decision to block 59 Chinese apps saying it will “boost India’s integrity and national security.”

“We welcome India’s ban on certain mobile apps that serves as an appendage of the CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) surveillance State,” Pompeo told reporters at a news conference held at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department.

“India’s clean app approach will boost India’s sovereignty. It will also boost India’s integrity and national security,” he said.

Almost all apps banned by the Indian Government have some preferential Chinese interest and the majority have parent Chinese companies.

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