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Continuing the digital war with China, the Indian government has banned 43 more Chinese apps today. These include the popular apps in shopping, games, and dating. The ban was reasoned as these apps were termed to be harmful to the nation’s sovereignty and integrity, and done based on inputs from India’s Cybercrime Coordination Center.

India bans 43 more Chinese apps

After having a harsh border battle with Chinese troops earlier this year, the Indian government has countered with several measures to safeguard the nation. Few of those measures included banning the Chinese apps that were deemed harmful to India’s integrity.

The first iteration included 59 apps including TikTok, and the second dig included PUBG Mobile, India’s favourite battle royale game. And now, the government has decided to ban 43 Chinese more apps based on some reasons. The list includes the following;

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  1. AliSuppliers Mobile App
  2. Alibaba Workbench
  3. AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living
  4. Alipay Cashier
  5. Lalamove India – Delivery App
  6. Drive with Lalamove India
  7. Snack Video
  8. CamCard – Business Card Reader
  9. CamCard – BCR (Western)
  10. Soul- Follow the soul to find you
  11. Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
  12. Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles
  13. WeDate-Dating App
  14. Free dating app-Singol, start your date!
  15. Adore App
  16. TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App
  17. TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App
  18. ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles
  19. DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online
  20. AsianDate: find Asian singles
  21. FlirtWish: chat with singles
  22. Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat
  23. Tubit: Live Streams
  24. WeWorkChina
  25. First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online
  26. Rela – Lesbian Social Network
  27. Cashier Wallet
  28. MangoTV
  29. MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP
  30. WeTV – TV version
  31. WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More
  32. WeTV Lite
  33. Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
  34. Taobao Live
  35. DingTalk
  36. Identity V
  37. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
  38. BoxStar (Early Access)
  39. Heroes Evolved
  40. Happy Fish
  41. Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island!
  42. Munchkin Match: magic home building
  43. Conquista Online II

All these apps were banned under the section 69A of India’s Information Technology Act, where the access to them for users was blocked since they’re “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order.”

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has taken this decision after taking the inputs from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs.

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