Must be election season in India
Yes, I know their general election was last year. But this kind of posturing usually only happens when an election is near.
India has named apps that it thinks citizens could do worse than adopt in the spirt of the nation’s self-reliance push, and the list includes competitors to software from global giants like Microsoft and Google. The apps were named at the conclusion of an "App Innovation Challenge" that Indian prime minister Narendra Modi …
Thing is, whilst it seems silly, I would advocate for a similar EU-wide approach.
There's nothing worse than your personal details going to another country, especially one that likes to think it can do anything it likes with it.
You wouldn't want to be "outed" if your community is against you being gay, or whatever your secret is, and your life could be in danger. I don't think spies care about your life, their information is more valuable than Shitebag#1337.
I've not been tracking it closely, but China-India relations have been complex at best for several decades. In particular, China's oft-stated desire to end "unipolar world" is shown to be a farce where India is concerned. They want to be the sole dominate power. Which is pretty well true of any power, really.
The idea of any power being truly independent is a farce if it depends on another power for anything necessary to defend itself in war. You may believe that such concerns are atavistic, but China's relationships with its neighbors belies that idea.
The recent escalation of hostilities on the China-India border is what seems most relevant to me, from a timing standpoint.
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