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The Indian government has banned 59 Chinese apps and also 47 more apps that were functioning as the clone of these 59 apps. Moreover, the decision of banning 275 more Chinese apps is still pending. The anti-China sentiments have been rising in India, hitting a high after the Ladakh clashes between the two countries that saw several Indian soldiers martyred.
Today, the government has decided to ban the famous in-built Mi Browser Pro app in India. This makes the browser pretty much useless since the browser comes pre-installed on every Xiaomi smartphone. It is reported that Xiaomi is taking steps to clarify their position to the Indian government and are hoping to get the ban lifted.
The market analysts report that the ban on the Mi Browser or any other Chinese apps will adversely affect the sales of Xiaomi's phones in India. Replying to this, Xiaomi says that, the users are free to download and use any web browser on their smartphone. Moreover, the company pointed out that the government's move to ban the browser will not impact the performance of the devices.
We can say that several Chinese apps do have privacy issues but it remains to be seen if the government keeps the apps banned, or if any relief is on the way for these companies.