How can India become a Global Digital Power?Top Stories

September 03, 2020 13:32
How can India become a Global Digital Power?

(Image source from:

Banning Chinese apps is the first step towards breaking the shackles of China’s internet nationalism and to realize India’s power in the digital world.

The central government on Wednesday announced the ban of 118 apps including PUBG mobile in view that the data available on these platforms about the users needs to be protected and the Chinese activities on these platforms are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India and the security of the State.

The ministry in its statement said that the decision is targeted to ensure safety, security, and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.

The move is assured to safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a deliberate move by the Indian government for the second time after the country banned 59 Chinese apps in June.

But, this situation can be seen from an entirely other dimension. India is the third populous country after China and the USA, so imagine the possibilities of innovation by the young minds of India. This decision of banning Chinese apps can transform India into a global superpower. Here’s how.

Bring out India’s Engineering genius

                     (Image source from:

India is home to 65 percent of youth who are 35 or under. But many of them are still unemployed and are wasting talents. India’s internet population in the urban areas is 213 million which means there is a scope for digital evolvement.

PM Modi already has plans to connect the country digitally to transform the social and economic landscape just through the use of the internet.

However, this ambitious project will associate itself with cyber risks. There is always a possibility of data being sabotaged. Hence, there is a need to build a strong digital infrastructure to scale against the ever-growing attacks.

The internet infrastructure will not only contribute to the country’s GDP but will also change society for the better. There are many engineers on the global platform who can work on making the internet infrastructure strong.

Technology Hub

                      (Image source from:

India has the branches of many major International technology companies in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Gurugram and Pune. These multi-tech companies have bought stakes in Indian startups like zomato, Flipkart, Ola and Jio. This ensures that global companies are gaining confidence in Indian startups and this can keep India at the forefront.

Support Indian apps

                     (Image source from:

The ban on Chinese apps is a great chance for India to create more indigenous apps. This is the major step for the country to become self-reliant. Take a moment to appreciate local Indian apps- Bounce, Ola, Swiggy, Zomato, and PayTm which are a savior to many Indians.

Every village to be connected to Broadband by 2022

                     (Image source from:

The government has already set a target of connecting every village with broadband to bridge the gap between urban and rural India. This would not only make India the world’s digital market but also a world digital player.

By Gayatri Yellayi

If you enjoyed this Post, Sign up for Newsletter

(And get daily dose of political, entertainment news straight to your inbox)

Rate This Article
(0 votes)
Tagged Under :
India  Digitization  Digital India  China