The government crackdown on Chinese apps continued, with the information and technology ministry banning 47 new apps. The move comes nearly a month after the ban on 59 Chinese apps, taking the total number of mobile applications blocked to 106.
The new apps include clones and different versions of some of the original apps and action may soon be taken against more Chinese apps operating in India.
It is believed that the government is closely scrutinising other apps that have Chinese bearings. These include top gaming app PUBG (by Chinese internet giant Tencent) and AliExpress (by Alibaba group).
The government is concerned about the data collection and data harvesting practices of these apps and feels that these processes may be prejudicial to the security of the country.
The first batch of five Rafale jets will reach India after taking off from France. The multi-role fighter aircraft are scheduled to arrive at Ambala air force station.
The fleet is expected to significantly boost the IAF's combat capabilities at a time when India is locked in a tense border row with China in eastern Ladakh.
The aircraft is capable of carrying a range of potent weapons. European missile maker MBDA's Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile and Scalp cruise missile will be the mainstay of the weapons package of the Rafale jets.