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.
The list of the 43 Chinese apps banned
The list of the 43 Chinese apps that were banned includes,
- AsianDate: find Asian singles
- Tubit: Live Streams
- DateMyAge: Chat
- Date Mature Singles Online
- FlirtWish: chat with singles
- Rela – Lesbian Social Network
- AliSuppliers Mobile App
- Alibaba Workbench
- AliExpress – Smarter Shopping
- Better Living
- Alipay Cashier
- Lalamove India – Delivery App
- Drive with Lalamove India
- Snack Video
- CamCard – Business Card Reader
- CamCard – BCR (Western)
- Soul- Follow the soul to find you
- Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
- Cashier Wallet
- MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP
- WeTV – TV version
- WeTV – Cdrama
- WeTV Lite
- Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
- Taobao Live
- Identity V
- Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
- Boxstar (Early Access)
- Heroes Evolved
- Happy Fish
- Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island
- Munchkin Match: magic home building
- Conquista Online II
- Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles
- WeDate-Dating App
- Free dating app-Singol, start your date!
- Adore App
- TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App
- TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App