The government of India has been decided to ban 59 apps of Chinese origin as border tension simmer in Ladakh after a violent, fatal face-off between the Indian and Chinese armies. This list of all apps banned by the government including TikTok, WeChat, and UC Browser, amid a huge economic backlash aginst China following the June 15 Clashes at Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers died in action. According to the source will be said inputs from intelligence agencies suggested that the apps have been violating the term of usage, compromising users’ privacy, and being used as spyware or malware.
Last week, the government also made mention of the ‘Country of Origin’ mandatory for sellers listing their products in the Government e-marketplace a move that’s be expected to add to the odds against Chinese products. E-Commerce companies including Amazon and Flipcart, have decided to follow suit.
Here is the full list of apps that have been banned:- TikTok, Shareit, Kwai, UC Browser, Baidu map, Shein, Clash of Kings, DU battery saver, Helo, Likee, YouCam makeup, Mi Community, CM Browers, Virus Cleaner, APUS Browser, ROMWE, Club Factory, Nwesdog, Beauty Plus, WeChat, UC News, QQ Mail, Weibo, Xender, QQ Music, QQ Newsfeed, Bigo Live, SelfieCity, Main Master, Parallel Space, Mi Video Call, WeSync, ES File Explorer, Viva Video, Meitu, Vigo Vidoe, New Video Status, DU Recorder, Vault-Hide, Cache Cleaner DU Apps Studio, DU Cleaner, DU Browser, Hago Play with New Friends, Cam Scanner, Clean Master, Wonder Camera, Photo Wonder, QQ Player, We Meet, Sweet Selfie, Baidu Translate, Vmate, QQInetranational, QQ Security Centre, QQ Launcher, U Vidoe, V fly Status Video, Mobile, Legends, Du Privacy.
CRAZINESS OF TIK TOK IN INDIA
TikTok has the maximum number of users in India, they used children, youngsters, Followed by China and the US. TikTok crossed the 2 billion mark soon after surpassing the 1.5 billion mark in the first quarter of 2020. India will be turned out to be the biggest driver with over 611 million downloads. According to the report, TikTok is more popular in Coronavirus pandemic. People will found TikTok to be most entertaining and engaging in quarantine.
INDIAN NOT A SINGLE COUNTRY TO ACT AGAINST CHINESE APPS
The move to ban these Chinese apps predates violet faceoff at LAC in Ladakh. The government had been issued an advisory on April 16 in the regard in the wake of security concerns over zoom meetings. India is not that the only country to act against Chinese apps citings privacy and cybersecurity issues. Taiwan has to be banned from some Chinese apps. So has Germany including zoom. In the nation of US security advisor, Robert O’Brian had said all Chinese apps function as arms of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to be further its ideological and geopolitical agendas. The move was speeded up after June 15 clashes between India and Chinese troops.