Sources said Monday that the Government of India would ban 54 additional Chinese apps that could pose a threat to India’s security.
Sources said that the government of India would ban 54 Chinese apps that could pose a threat to India’s security.
In June 2020, India banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including popular social media platforms like TikTok and WeChat.
This was done to protect the nation’s sovereignty, security, and sovereignty.
Intelligence agencies flagged most of the apps banned by the June 29 order because they could collect user data and potentially send it “outside.”
After 20 Indian soldiers and an unspecified number of Chinese soldiers were killed in violent clashes at Galwan Valley, Eastern Ladakh.
These clashes occurred amid tensions between China and India.
Later, in September, the Government of India blocked 118 Chinese apps from its mobile phones, claiming that they were “prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity, defence of India, security of the state and public order.”
China, however, resisted India’s decision not to lift the ban on Chinese apps from mobile phones and claimed that the action violated the non-discriminatory principles of the World Trade Organisation.