New Delhi: A month after banning 59 Chinese applications, the Narendra Modi-led government has banned 47 more apps of Chinese origin. If reports are to be believed, these 47 applications were functioning as clones of the earlier banned apps.Also Read - TikTok Most Downloaded Non-Gaming App Globally For Sept, Followed by Facebook
Besides, the government is also planning to put a ban on 250 apps including PubG, Ali Express. Sources have said that the government is examining the list of over 250 Chinese apps that are under scanner for violation of national security and user privacy. Also Read - 5 Skills You Can Enhance Through Gaming
Some top gaming applications linked with China are also expected to be banned in the new list that is being made, sources said. The Chinese applications that have come under the scanner of the government include Alibaba, PUBG, Tencent, Xiaomi, ByteDance and others. Also Read - Battlegrounds Mobile India Latest Update: Krafton to Roll Out Version 1.6 With 'Flora Menace' Mode, Other Features
A few days back, China had raised the app ban issue during a bilateral meeting with New Delhi. During the meetin. the Indian side made it very clear to the Chinese that the action was taken in view of the security issues and it did not want the data-related to its citizens to be compromised.
Last month, India had banned 59 Chinese mobile applications including the widely-used social media platforms such as TikTok, WeChat, and Helo within view of the threat to the nation’s sovereignty and security. The majority of the apps banned in the June 29 order were red-flagged by intelligence agencies over concerns that they were collecting user data and possibly also sending them “outside”.
After the ban, the Chinese foreign ministry had reacted to the ban saying that it was India’s duty to protect the legal rights of international investors.