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India’s axing of Chinese apps is huge opportunity for indigenous developers – Will they rise to the occasion?


The Centre's decision to ban 59 digital apps with purported links to China has been received with concern from India's northern neighbour, as reflected in the latest statement issued by Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry. The sentiment at home though, could not be in more stark contrast, with the move hailed by India's tech entrepreneurs and start-ups, who have, effectively, been granted a unique opportunity to capitalise on the exit of some of the most popular apps circulating in the Indian marketplace.

Shortly after the announcement, Debjani Ghosh, NASSCOM's president took to ...


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