TikTok will return to India, ByteDance looking to partner with Indian company

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Chinese video sharing app TikTok has been banned in India for a long time. Apart from its app, the Indian government had banned several other Chinese apps in June 2020. Now, according to the latest media reports, ByteDance, the parent company of the globally popular app, is all set to make a comeback in India. The company is reportedly planning to partner with Indian-origin real estate giant Hiranandani Group for its return to India. It would not be wrong to assume that ByteDance would be taking this step to keep itself out of the government’s surveillance as much as possible.

Economic Times reports that ByteDance is looking to re-enter India through a partnership with Hiranandani Group. As we mentioned, the company’s most popular app TikTok was banned along with 58 other apps in the country about two years back due to national security concerns. Although, TikTok is still hugely popular all over the world, there is no doubt that India is one of the biggest markets for ByteDance.

Reports suggest that Hiranandani Group runs data center operations under Yotta Infrastructure Solutions in the country and recently launched Tez Platforms, a technology-based consumer service platform. The report further suggests that the company is looking to invest Rs 3,500 crore in its new business over the next two years.

However, the report also states that the talks between ByteDance and Hiranandani Group are still at an early stage. ByteDance has informally informed the central government about this partnership and its intention to re-enter the country.

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