The Ministry in its statement said that the decision to ban the Chinese apps is aimed at “safeguarding” the interests of Indian mobile and internet users.
New Delhi| As tensions along the border mount, Indian government has cracked down on Chinese Apps. On Monday evening, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued a list of Chinese apps being banned in India. The list includes total 59 Chinese apps including popular short video platforms TikTok, Helo, Likee and Bigo Live.
Other popular apps such as Shareit, DU Battery Saver, We Chat, Shein, Club Factory, Mi Community etc have also been banned. The Ministry in its statement said that the decision is aimed at “safeguarding” the interests of Indian mobile and internet users. It will also ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.
The statement further read that in view of the “emergent nature of threats” the Ministry decided to block these apps which are engaged in “activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”
Here is the list of Chinese Apps banned by Indian Govt:
The Ministry added that it has received several complaints and reports regarding misuse by some mobile apps available of Android or iOS platforms. The complaints suspected that these apps were stealing and transmitting user data in an unauthorized manner to servers located outside India.
The Govt’s decision to ban Chinese apps comes two weeks after the deadly face-off between the soldiers of two armies at Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control. While the two countries have agreed to disengage, several reports suggest that Chinese have continued the build up.