India is too lucrative a market for Chinese firms to lose. A lot of Chinese apps, similar to those banned by the GOI, have flooded Indian app stores. For instance, Snack Video – launched by Tencent-backed Kuaishou – is similar to Kwai that was banned in June and has amassed significant number of Indian users. In response to this, a senior govt official ensured to “take up the matter”, stating that none of the banned Chinese apps should be available in any form.

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