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    Anand Mahindra gives befitting reply to 'Global Times' editor on app ban, says India Inc ‘will rise to the occasion’

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    After Mahindra’s tweet, several netizens took to the micro-blogging site to slam Xijin.

    The Mahindra top boss was quick to take cognisance of the post and responded to Xijin.
    The ban placed on 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, UC Browser, Shein and others by the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has caused much furore online. It also saw India Inc honcho Anand Mahindra engage in a war of words with the Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese state-run media, Global Times.

    Hu Xijin, the Global Times editor, took to Twitter to respond to the ban placed by the Indian government on Chinese apps. "Well, even if Chinese people want to boycott Indian products, they can't really find many Indian goods. Indian friends, you need to have some things that are more important than nationalism,” wrote Xijin in his scathing tweet.

    The Mahindra top boss was quick to take cognisance of the post and responded to Xijin by ‘thanking’ him for the provocation. Assuring the Global Times editor that India Inc will rise to the occasion, Mahindra said, “I suspect this comment might well be the most effective & motivating rallying cry that India Inc. has ever received.”

    After Mahindra’s response, several netizens took to Twitter to slam Xijin for his tweet.

    The Mahindra top boss is known for posting fun videos from his ‘WhatsApp wonderbox’ on his Twitter timeline but has time and again proved that he is also capable of addressing serious issues that the country is dealing with - be it Covid-19 or the ongoing economic slump.

    The decision taken by Indian government to ban 59 Chinese apps comes at a time when tensions at the Sino-India border are rising. On June 15, there took place a violent clash at the Galwan Valley in Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers were martyred.

    Global Times, on the other hand, has often been criticised by the Indian media for being a mouthpiece of the Chinese government. This is, however, not the first time that the Global Times has been commenting on the ongoing India-China clash. Recently, the English-language Chinese newspaper called help from the United States ‘wishful thinking’ by India.

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    13 Comments on this Story

    Indian Patriot37 days ago
    If you are an Indian patriot then only buy Mahindra, TATA Motors and Force. I am not just talking about cars but also their shares so they they never face any liquidity crunch.
    Indians should also boycot foreign owned automobile companies like Maruti, Hyundai, MG Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Mercedes, BMW and Audi
    Narasimhan Bangalore37 days ago
    Good retort! It’s childish to think and say that India is not capable to produce hi-tech utilities is a misnomer. No need to prove to anybody. Strengthen the hands of this generation of Indians!
    Ravi Bhangaonkar38 days ago
    Coming from one of the corporate bosses, makes us feel good.
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