New Delhi: Calling the ban on Chinese apps a “digital strike”, Union Communication and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said India wants peace but if someone casts an evil eye the country is capable of giving a befitting reply.
Insisting that India carried out a “digital strike” to protect the data of countrymen, Prasad sought to know why the TMC was opposing the ban on Chinese apps.
“For us, the privacy and protection of data of our countrymen are supreme. As IT minister, we decided to ban 59 apps to protect data. We won’t compromise on the issue of data security and national integration. India knows how to protect its borders and also knows how to carry out a digital strike,” he asserted.