India bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok
Updated: Sep 1
TikTok, Helo, ShareIt and other apps were accused of sharing user information with their ho
me country, China. So, the Ministry of Information and Technology has announced a permanent ban on these apps in India.
The tensions between India and China started to grow even further after 20 Indian soldiers were martyred at the Galwan Valley border. India decided to fight back with its ‘Digital Air Strike’ by finally announcing a ban on 59 Chinese apps including the popular ones like TikTok, UC Browser, CamScanner, ShareIt and more. In order to justify the move, the government claims that these applications were a threat to our national security. TikTok, Helo, ShareIt and other apps were accused of sharing user information with their home country, China. So, the Ministry of Information and Technology has announced a permanent ban on these apps in India. What’s next? As the government has announced a ban on these apps, they have also issued a notice to Apple and Google in order to take down these apps from their respective app stores. Now, the Indian version of the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store do not have TikTok, Helo and a few other apps. The companies are in the process of removing the other applications as well.
Can someone in India keep using the Chinese apps? The government of India has also issued a notice to the Internet Service Providers (ISP) and telecom operators like Jio, Airtel, Vodafone and others. As per the notice, the operators are supposed to block the Chinese apps from being used in the Indian grounds. Soon, you will not be able to access any of the 59 Chinese apps on your Android or iOS smartphone unless you chose to use a VPN service. Considering the situation going on, even using these apps with VPNs will be considered illegal in India.
High time India look for alternative apps for TikTok, CamScanner, ShareIt, Clash of Kings and more. Here is a 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 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 Read More...