New Delhi: After banning 59 Chinese apps, the Indian government has taken another major decision against China. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said in a statement that India will not allow Chinese companies to participate in highway projects. In such a situation, no Chinese company can apply for a highway project.
Gadkari said that even if they bid by forming a joint venture with an Indian or other company, they will not be allowed. He further said that the Indian government will ensure that Chinese investors are prevented from investing in other sectors, including India’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
India’s strong message to China
India has blocked 59 Chinese applications, including TikTok and Halo, amidst the conflict with China. The Ministry issued a notice stating that these 59 Chinese apps were engaged in activities which are a threat to India’s sovereignty and integrity, defence of India, the security of the state and public order. In such a situation, it has been decided to ban these apps.