The former three-time Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on July 4th, 2020 questioned the government whether the digital strike against China is enough to push back them. The reaction came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Ladakh visit on July 3rd, 2020.
“Modi's visit to Ladakh is undoubtedly a morale boost to our soldiers. It is better to expose China to the world about their misadventures by incursion in our territory. PM' reluctance naming China as aggressor will mislead. Is digital strike against China enough to push back them (sic),” the octogenarian Congress leader from Assam said.
After 20 Indian soldiers were martyred at Galwan valley in the face off with the Chinese troops, the Central government has recently banned a total of 59 Chinese mobile applications on the grounds of engaging in activities prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India.
Meanwhile, Assam Congress president Ripun Bora, while slamming the government for maintaining silence on the Chinese intrusion, questioned, “How were the Chinese troops able to enter our territory? PM Modi must break his silence.”
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He further demanded the government to hold a special Parliament session to discuss Chinese Troops intrusion into our territory.
On July 2nd, 2020, Pasighat West MLA, Arunachal Pradesh, Ninong Ering wrote a letter to the PM urging the Centre to ban the Chinese telecom vendor Huawei Technologies Company saying that it poses threat to national security.
“Under Chinese law and Chinese governance in practice, Huawei very likely cannot refuse any demands for cooperation or information from the Chinese government and it could be reasonably expected to make such demands. Given the opaqueness of the Chinese regime, it will be all the more difficult to find out if any such demand has been made by the government. Chinese law is perfectly explicit on these matters: Chinese firms are required to help with all requests of intelligence gathering or requests for information by public officials,” Ering wrote in the letter.
Meanwhile, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 30th, 2020 formally designated Chinese telecom vendors Huawei Technologies Company and ZTE Corporation, all their parent and subsidiaries, as well as affiliate firms, as “national security threats”.
The move is expected to put additional pressure on Huawei and ZTE, which have been accused of being close to the Chinese government and spying for them by sharing data of US citizens.
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