TikTok, UC Browser And 57 Other Chinese Apps Banned By Indian Government

As the tensions between the Indian and Chinese governments continue to rise following a clash at their borders earlier in June, the former has today released a list of 59 Chinese mobile apps that it is now forbidden to use in the country. The list includes popular apps such as TikTok, UC Browser, the mobile game Clash of Kings, and apps from Xiaomi.

The Indian Government based its excuse on security and privacy concerns. It stated that the apps are engaged in activities that put the security of the state and the defense of the country at risk and that the matter requires emergency measures.

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According to the official statement, the government is “invoking its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009”.

It was also stated that the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center has sent a recommendation for blocking the malicious apps

59 Chinese Apps Banned By Indian Government

Below is a complete list of the apps:

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
11. YouCam Makeup
12. Mi Community
13. CM Browser
14. Virus Cleaner
15. APUS Browser
16. ROMWE
17. Club Factory
18. NewsDog
19. BeautyPlus
20. WeChat
21. UC News
22. QQ Mail
23. Weibo
24. Xender
25. QQ Music
26. QQ Newsfeed
27. Bigo Live
28. SelfieCity
29. Mail Master
30. Parallel Space
31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
32. WeSync
33. ES File Explorer
34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
35. Meitu
36. Vigo Video
37. New Video Status
38. DU Recorder
39. Vault
40. DU Cache Cleaner
41. DU Cleaner
42. DU Browser
43. HAGO – Play With New Friends
44. CamScanner
45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
46. Wonder Camera
47. Photo Wonder
48. QQ Player
49. WeMeet
50. Sweet Selfie
51. Baidu Translate
52. Vmate
53. QQ International
54. QQ Security Center
55. QQ Launcher
56. UV Video
57. VFly-Status Videos, Status Maker, New Video Status
58. Mobile Legends
59. DU Privacy Vault

The Indian Government says that by banning these apps, it is ensuring the safety and sovereignty of the Indian cyberspace.

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