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India Bans 47 More Chinese Apps

India Bans 47 More Chinese Apps, Around 250 Apps Including TikTok and PubG Under Scanner

Richard Gall
by Richard Gall — 2 weeks ago in Security 2 min. read
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A month after banning 59 Chinese Apps, the Indian government on Monday banned 47 China-origin apps, according to reports.

According to an India Today report, these 47 apps were operating as clones of the earlier banned 59 apps. The list of the 47 apps will be released soon by the Indian government.

Reports cited sources informing that the government has also prepared a list of over 250 Chinese apps, including apps linked to Alibaba, for privacy and security violations.

This list also includes the famous PlayerUnknown’s Battleground popularly known as PUBG game.

According to the media outlet, the listing comprises some high gaming software which the government is currently considering to prohibit India. These Chinese apps are thought to discuss date of Indian customers with no knowledge.

The unprecedented ban on 59 Chinese apps took place Following a Struggle between India and Chinese Military on the Line of Actual Control near Ladakh.

The authorities prohibited these apps on June 29 mentioning they had been”prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.

The government promptly asked Google and Apple to eliminate these apps from their app shops for India. The move was hailed all around the nation, leading to some folks even boycotting Chinese goods such as tablets.
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The unprecedented ban on 59 Chinese apps took place after a fight between India and Chinese army on the Line of Actual Control near Ladakh.

The government prohibited these apps on June 29 citing they had been”prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.

The government immediately asked Google and Apple to eliminate these apps from their app stores for India.

The move was hailed all around the nation, leading to some people even boycotting Chinese goods such as smartphones.

The move has been called’digital attack’ from India’s Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

The banning of those apps acted as a blessing for Indian app developers as instantly their daily busy users (DAU) and download amounts taken upward, forcing them to update their own backend hardware to manage the overload.

Among those apps which were banned previously was Tiktok which enjoyed a huge 200 million consumer base in the nation. However, the ban has resulted in Indian players view their downloads move over 10 million.

With the new ban, the Indian app developers will further attract more Indian customers and strengthen their existence.
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Reacting to the 59 apps banned by India, the Chinese foreign ministry had said the nation is”firmly concerned concerning the conclusion of the Indian government”.

“China is strongly concerned, verifying the situation,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian was quoted as saying by news agency ANI earlier.

Richard Gall

Richard is senior editor of The Next Tech. He studied International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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