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Why is India on a digital strike with China? Discuss the reasons with which India is banning apps? What are the concerns related to it? Discuss the way forward.

Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

2. Why is India on a digital strike with China? Discuss the reasons with which India is banning apps? What are the concerns related to it? Discuss the way forward. (250 words)

Reference: Economic Times 

Why the question:

The government of India has blocked 43 new Chinese app which are prejudicial to sovereignty and Integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order. Thus the question.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain why India is on digital strike with China, explain the reasons with which India is banning apps, discuss the concerns associated with it. and suggest way forward.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Suggest briefly the background of the question.

Body:

The ministry of information technology has announced the banned popular game PUBG and 117 other mobile applications. According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the mobile game has been banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, on grounds that: “they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.

Explain the underlying factors with which the apps have been banned.

Discuss what the concerns are.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.