Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Nikki Haley praises India for ‘not backing down’ against China

Reading Time: < 1 minute
Nikki Haley praises India for 'not backing down' against China
Nikki Haley (File photo: UN/IANS)

Nikki Haley, the first Indian-American to serve in the US cabinet, has praised India’s decision to ban 59 Chinese apps, saying New Delhi “is continuing to show it wont back down from China’s aggression”.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Haley also the former US Ambassador to the UN, said: Good to see India ban 59 popular apps owned by Chinese firms, including TikTok, which counts India as one of its largest markets.

“India is continuing to show it won’t back down from China’s aggression.”

Haley’s remarks came a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed India’s move, saying the “clean app” policy will promote New Delhi’s national security against the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) spying on the country.

“We welcome India’s ban on certain mobile apps that can serve as appendages of the CCP’s surveillance state. India’s ‘clean app’ approach will boost India’s sovereignty, will also boost India’s integrity and national security as the Indian government itself has stated,” he said while briefing reporters in Washington on Tuesday.

On Monday, India’s Electronics and Information Technology Ministry banned the 59 Chinese apps, saying they opened the way for “elements hostile to national security and defence” to exploit them to “ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India”.

READ ALSO: Chinese government reaches out to India about apps ban

Related Articles

India has caught only 2 of 72 fugitive scamsters in 5 years: RTI

  In a candid admission, the Centre has stated that of the 72 absconding economic offenders, the government has managed to bring in only two...

Indian medics condemn move allowing Ayurveda docs to perform surgery

  The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has strongly condemned the recent move by the Central government which will allow post-graduate scholars of Ayurveda to formally...

Professor claims that China used microwave weapons against Indian soldiers

On Tuesday, British daily The Times reported that China’s military used microwave weapons to force Indian troops to retreat during a months-long border standoff...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

0
To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

0
  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

0
  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...
- Advertisement -

Latest News

mehul choksi, vijay mallya, lalit modi, nirav modi

India has caught only 2 of 72 fugitive scamsters in 5...

0
  In a candid admission, the Centre has stated that of the 72 absconding economic offenders, the government has managed to bring in only two...
India Tour of Australia dates

Ind V Aus fixtures: Matches begin this weekend

0
The upcoming months promise an exciting season for cricket with three series – the Vodafone Test series, Dettol ODI series, and Dettol Twenty20 International...
delhi crime netflix wins international emmy

‘Delhi Crime’ becomes first Indian show to win International Emmy

0
  Web series Delhi Crime has won the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards, held virtually this year owing to the...
india ayurveda surgery

Indian medics condemn move allowing Ayurveda docs to perform surgery

0
  The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has strongly condemned the recent move by the Central government which will allow post-graduate scholars of Ayurveda to formally...
Mala Adiga policy director

Biden appoints Mala Adiga as Policy Director for next First Lady

0
  Joe Biden, who will become the United States' President in January, has appointed Indian-American Mala Adiga to be the Policy Director for the next...