‘We welcome India’s ban on sure cell apps that function an appendage of the CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) surveillance State,’ Pompeo stated.

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday welcomed New Delhi’s resolution to ban dozens of apps with Chinese links, saying it’ll “boost India’s integrity and national security.”

“We welcome India’s ban on certain mobile apps that serve as an appendage of the CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) surveillance State,” Pompeo informed reporters at a information convention held on 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 stated.

File picture of Mike Pompeo. AP

India on Monday banned 59 apps with Chinese hyperlinks, together with the massively common TikTok and UC Browser, for participating in “activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.

The ban additionally comes within the backdrop of the present stand-off alongside the Line of Actual management in eastern Ladakh with Chinese troops.

The checklist of apps which have been banned by India additionally embrace Helo, Likee, Cam Scanner, Vigo Video, Mi Video Call – Xiaomi, Clash of Kings in addition to e-commerce platforms Club Factory and Shein.

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