New Delhi: Widening its action against Chinese companies operating in India, Indian government has banned the browser made by Xiaomi a Chinese company. Apps such as ‘Action Mi Browser Pro – Video Download, Free Fast & Secure’ are in the list. The action against the Xiaomi browser could impact the functioning of those devices while accessing the internet, official sources said. Xiaomi has sold over 10 crore smartphones in the country, and is the leading mobile brand
The government had decided to block the apps after accusing them of “engaging in activities which are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.
Meanwhile, the government has also ordered another Chinese app QQ International also be blocked. India also blocks top Chinese apps Baidu, Weibo, to be taken off from app stores
Xiaomi officials said the company will talk to ministry officials to sort out the matter, adding that it follows the local data protection and other regulations and guidelines. “Xiaomi continues to comply and adhere to all data privacy and security requirements under the Indian law.
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