The government of India blocks 43 Chinese mobile apps including AliExpress for defense and security reasons

The government of India banned 43 Chinese mobile apps due to defense and security reasons.

On November 24th, 2020, The government of India has blocked 43 Chinese mobile apps including several Chinese apps owned by Chinese companies, four of which belong to the Alibaba group. The fresh apps are banned in the name of defense and security reasons.

The government of India

The statement given by the government says, “Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India today issued an order under section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocking access to 43 mobile apps,”

The India-China face-off on 29th June resulted in the ban of 59 Chinese mobile apps and after two months, the addition of 118 apps was included in the ban. The total of apps that were banned was 177 which were mostly owned by Chinese companies.

The first move for the ban of mobile apps followed after the death of 20 Indian soldiers in the India-China face-off at Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.

In a “digital strike”, the central government had banned a total of 220 apps including the famous TikTok and the mobile game, PUBG.

48 chinese apps banned in india list
48 chinese apps banned in india list

The list of the 43 Chinese apps banned

The list of the 43 Chinese apps that were banned includes,

  1. AsianDate: find Asian singles
  2. Tubit: Live Streams
  3. DateMyAge: Chat
  4. Meet
  5. Date Mature Singles Online
  6. FlirtWish: chat with singles
  7. Rela – Lesbian Social Network
  8. AliSuppliers Mobile App
  9. Alibaba Workbench
  10. AliExpress – Smarter Shopping
  11. Better Living
  12. Alipay Cashier
  13. Lalamove India – Delivery App
  14. Drive with Lalamove India
  15. Snack Video
  16. CamCard – Business Card Reader
  17. CamCard – BCR (Western)
  18. Soul- Follow the soul to find you
  19. Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
  20. Cashier Wallet
  21. MangoTV
  22. MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP
  23. WeTV – TV version
  24. WeTV – Cdrama
  25. Kdrama&More
  26. WeTV Lite
  27. Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
  28. Taobao Live
  29. DingTalk
  30. Identity V
  31. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
  32. Boxstar (Early Access)
  33. Heroes Evolved
  34. Happy Fish
  35. Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island
  36. Munchkin Match: magic home building
  37. Conquista Online II
  38. Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles
  39. WeDate-Dating App
  40. Free dating app-Singol, start your date!
  41. Adore App
  42. TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App
  43. TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App

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