The government of India ina an unexpected press release announced the ban of 59 Indian Apps in India including Tiktok, UC Browser, YouCam, and several others. These apps will not be available in any mode to download on mobile phones. Users who still have the Apps in their mobile phones can still use the apps but they will not get any further updates.

List of 59 Chinese Apps Banned in India

  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU battery saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  1. UC News
  2. QQ Mail
  3. Weibo
  4. Xender
  5. QQ Music
  6. QQ Newsfeed
  7. Bigo Live
  8. SelfieCity
  9. Mail Master
  10. Parallel Space

11.YouCam makeup
12. Mi Community
13. CM Browers
14. Virus Cleaner
15. APUS Browser
16. ROMWE
17. Club Factory
18. News dog
29. Beauty Plus
30. WeChat

  1. DU Cleaner
  2. DU Browser
  3. Hago Play With New Friends
  4. Cam Scanner
  5. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  6. Wonder Camera
  7. Photo Wonder
  8. QQ Player
  9. We Meet
  10. Sweet Selfie
  1. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  2. WeSync
  3. ES File Explorer
  4. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  5. Meitu
  6. Vigo Video
  7. New Video Status
  8. DU Recorder
  9. Vault- Hide
  10. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  1. Baidu Translate
  2. Vmate
  3. QQ International
  4. QQ Security Center
  5. QQ Launcher
  6. U Video
  7. V fly Status Video
  8. Mobile Legends
  9. DU Privacy

In the Press release by Ministry of Information and Technology

Over the last few years, India has emerged as a leading innovator when it comes to technological advancements and a primary market in the digital space. At the same time, there have been raging concerns on aspects relating to data security and safeguarding the privacy of 130 crore Indians. It has been noted recently that such concerns also pose a threat to sovereignty and security of our country.

The Ministry of Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India. The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures. The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs has also sent an exhaustive recommendation for blocking these malicious apps.

This Ministry has also received many representations raising concerns from citizens regarding security of data and risk to privacy relating to operation of certain apps. The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has also received many representations from citizens regarding security of data and breach of privacy impacting upon public order issues. Likewise, there have been similar bipartisan concerns, flagged by various public representatives, both outside and inside the Parliament of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against Apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.

On the basis of these and upon receiving of recent credible inputs that such Apps pose threat to sovereignty and integrity of India, the Government of India has decided to disallow the usage of certain Apps, used in both mobile and non-mobile Internet enabled devices. These apps are listed in the attached appendix. This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.

Some Other Important Apps Chinese apps like Alibaba, Ali Express, and Pubg are not banned yet. Jack Ma the founder of Ali Baba who holds a strong in India’s most used UPI payments app Paytm recently invested in Tencent. Tencent owns Pubg it also invested 740.

Several weeks ago Indian users started uninstalling TikTok and other Chinese apps during the Indo China border dispute.

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