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Indian startups funded by Alibaba and Tencent are backing India’s ban on Chinese apps

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A number of Indian companies have been quick to applaud the government’s sudden ban on 59 Chinese apps—including startups whose growth has come with the help of funding and know-how from China’s tech giants.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO of Paytm, India’s largest mobile payments platform, praised the ban on Twitter on Tuesday, calling it a “bold step in the national interest.”

“A step towards Atmanirbhar App ecosystem. Time for the best Indian entrepreneurs to come forward and build the best by Indians, for Indians!” he wrote. Atmanirbhar means “self-reliant” in Hindi.

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