India has banned 59 Chinese apps including TickTock, UC Browser, WeChat!

The Indian government yesterday banned a total of 59 Chinese mobile apps for the sake of national security. This list of banned apps includes some most popular Chinese apps such as; TikTok, UC Browser, WeChat, ShareIt, etc.

Almost everyone knows that there is a clash between the Indian military and the Chinese forces at present. At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed and more than 75 wounded in the clashes. The New Delhi government of India claims that these 59 Chinese apps are stealing data of Indian users and smuggling it to China.

Indian officials believe that Indian users’ profiles are being created using the data, which is a risk to national security. So yesterday, the Indian Ministry of Information Technology banned 59 Chinese apps.

However, it is still unclear how the Indian government will process the ban, especially from a technical level. At the time of writing, the apps are still on the App Store and work perfectly within the country. It is not yet known whether the apps will be asked to be removed from the local Indian App Store or the domains of the apps will be blocked from the ISP level.

Technically, banning an app is a very difficult task. Russia has had a telegram ban for two years, but it was later unbanned. Although Telegram was banned from the ISP level, Telegram always came up with a method to bypass this ban. If an app is banned from the ISP level, it can be easily run using ordinary VPN software.

A complete list of Chinese apps is below that the Indian government has banned:

  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 Browers
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beutry 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 – Xiaomi
  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. Cam Scanner
  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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