List of 89 apps banned for Indian Army soldiers

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  • The Indian Army has banned 89 apps that it believes could be used to leak information to foreign intelligence agencies.
  • The list of banned apps includes 15 dating apps like Tinder, OkCupid, Bumble and TrulyMadly.
  • The Indian Army has also banned “all Tencent gaming apps”.
The Indian Army has 89 apps including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and a slew of dating apps that could be used to target Indian army personnel.

The news comes in after the central government banned 59 Chinese apps nationwide that were allegedly prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000.


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The list of apps banned by the Indian Army also includes news apps — News Dog and Daily Hunt — video conferencing tool Zoom, True Caller, Hungama, Hike and Reddit.

Here’s the full list of apps banned by the Indian Army:


  1. WeChat
  2. QQ
  3. Kikoo
  4. Voo
  5. Nimbuzz
  6. Helo
  7. Qzone
  8. ShareChat
  9. Viber
  10. Line
  11. IMO
  12. Snow
  13. To Tok
  14. Hike
  15. TikTok
  16. Like
  17. eSamosa
  18. Kwali
  19. Shareit
  20. Xender
  21. Zapya
  22. UC Browser
  23. UC Browser Mini
  24. LiveMe
  25. BigoLive
  26. Zoom
  27. Fast Films
  28. Vmate
  29. Uplive
  30. Vigo Video
  31. Cam Scanner
  32. Beauty Plus
  33. True Caller
  34. PUBG
  35. NONO Live
  36. Clash of Kings
  37. All Tencent gaming apps
  38. Mobile Legends
  39. Club Factory
  40. AliExpress
  41. Chinabrands
  42. Gearbest
  43. Banggood
  44. MiniInTheBox
  45. TinyDeal
  46. Dhhgate
  47. LightinTheBox
  48. DX
  49. EricDress
  50. Zaful
  51. Tbdress
  52. Modility
  53. Rosegal
  54. Shein
  55. Romwe
  56. Tinder
  57. TrulyMadly
  58. Happn
  59. Aisle
  60. Coffee Meets Bagel
  61. Woo
  62. OkCupid
  63. Hinge
  64. Badoo
  65. Azar
  66. Bumble
  67. Tantan
  68. Elite Singles
  69. Tagged
  70. Couch Surfing
  71. 360 Security
  72. Facebook
  73. Baidu
  74. Instagram
  75. Ello
  76. Snapchat
  77. Daily Hunt
  78. News Dog
  79. Pratilipi
  80. Heal of Y
  81. POPXO
  82. Vokal
  83. Hungama
  84. Songs.pk
  85. Yelp
  86. Tumblr
  87. Reddit
  88. FriendsFeed
  89. Private Blogs
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