India bans 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser

The IT service has prohibited 59 Chinese-claimed applications, including TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser, Likee, WeChat, and Bigo Live. The Ministry expressed they were “biased to power and honesty of India, guard of india, security of state and open request.”

The move came in the background of a current stalemate along the Line of Actual control in Ladakh with Chinese soldiers. Analysis and reaction from Indian specialists against Chinese applications have been continuous. This denotes the biggest compass against the Chinese innovation organizations.


The list of apps banned by India.

The Ministry used Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.

“There have been seething worries on perspectives identifying with information security and protecting the security of 130 crore Indians. It has been noted as of late that such concerns additionally represent a danger to power and security of our nation. The Ministry of Information Technology has gotten numerous grumblings from different sources including a few reports about abuse of some portable applications accessible on Android and iOS platforms for taking and clandestinely transmitting clients’ information in an unapproved way to servers which have areas outside India. The assemblage of these information, its mining and profiling by components unfriendly to national security and barrier of India, which eventually encroaches upon the power and respectability of India, involves exceptionally profound and quick concern which requires crisis measures.”

The Indian Cyber Crime Coordinate Center under the Ministry of Home Affairs sent a comprehensive suggestion for hindering these “pernicious applications,” the IT service. “This Ministry has likewise gotten numerous portrayals raising worries from residents in regards to security of information and hazard to protection identifying with activity of certain applications.”

Likewise, the CERT-IN additionally has gotten portrayals from residents in regards to security of information. Parliamentarians have additionally hailed the issue, the discharge said.

More than 2015-19, Chinese financial specialists including Alibaba, Tencent, TR Capital and Hillhouse Capital, have put over $5.5 billion in Indian new companies, as indicated by Venture Intelligence that tracks private value, investment, M&A exchanges and valuations, in India.

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