List of 59 Chinese apps banned in India by Indian government

List of 59 Chinese apps banned in India by Indian government
ShareItRounak Jain / Business Insider India
  • The government of India has banned 59 Chinese apps that it has found to be prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India.
  • The banned apps include TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser and Club Factory.
  • Experts believe that the Indian government is within its rights to ban apps which spread misinformation under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000.
The Indian government has banned 59 Chinese apps claiming that the apps are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.

"The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps,” the government said in its official notification.

The banned Chinese apps include TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser, WeChat, Club Factory and more.

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While banning the Chinese apps, the Ministry of Information Technology said that it has received complaints and reports of these apps “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India”.

List of Chinese apps banned in India

  1. TikTok
  2. ShareIt
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu Map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU Battery Saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browser
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beauty Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  29. Mail Master
  30. Parallel Space
  31. Mi Video Call
  32. WeSync
  33. ES File Explorer
  34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  35. Meitu
  36. Vigo Video
  37. New Video Status
  38. DU Recorder
  39. Vault-hide
  40. Cache Cleaner – DU App Studio
  41. DU Cleaner
  42. DU Browser
  43. Hago Play With New Friends
  44. CamScanner
  45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  46. Wonder Camera
  47. Photo Wonder
  48. QQ Player
  49. We Meet
  50. Sweet Selfie
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. VMate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. U Video
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy
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