A few months ago, the Government of India introduced a ban on Chinese applications, which included TikTok. In the opinion of the Indian authorities, these applications have a negative impact on public order, undermine the foundations of society, as well as threaten national security. Google, apparently, thought that the holy place is not empty, and decided to replace the banned service with its analogue.
However, they have tried to make an analog of TikTok before, especially Facebook, but Mark Zuckerberg's company has not achieved much success. Recall that Donald Trump is also seeking a ban on service in the United States.