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India Bans 59 Chinese Apps citing “Security” Concerns, China alleges ‘Move Instigated by US’

On Monday, June 29, the PM Modi led government banned 59 Chinese apps citing security and "data breach" concerns. The Law, Electronics & Information Technology Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, cited safety, security, defence, sovereignty and integrity of India as the pertinent reasons for banning the 59 'directly linked to China' apps.

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The Chinese high commission touched a high voltage wire by messing with a nuclear powered daring country like India at Galwan Valley in Ladakh at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) earlier this month. The dictator ruled China had very li’l anticipation of a strong reaction from New Delhi for it’s naive confrontation with the brave Indian Army soldiers at the Galwan Valley. The martyrdom of 20 Indian soldiers including a Colonel rank army officer, Col. Santosh Babu, in the confrontation with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) sent shockwaves across the country on June 15.

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The Chinese side didn’t disclose the casualties on their side but Indian sources revealed killing of or causing grievous injury to as many as 45 Chinese soldiers at Galwan Valley. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central Government of India took serious cognisance of the incident and decided to nail the tooth shown by the Chinese army. The country increased its military muscle power at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) by deploying double stock of army troops than that by Chinese PLA.

The wave of aggression against China moved fast across India, with people protesting against China and sloganeering ‘Hindi-Chini Bye-Bye’. The nation demanded a boycott of Chinese apps and products to give a befitting reply to the dragon country on the economic front. The PM Modi led government decided to cut ties with the Chinese companies to teach Xi Jinping ruled China a lesson. Several crore worth contracts with the Chinese companies in India were terminated citing various reasons, in the aftermath of the Galwan Valley violent clash.

The Chinese mouthpiece, Global Times, continued its attempt to frighten the third best army powered country like India by showing some allegedly doctored videos of PLA’s military mock drill. It also accused India of working on instigation from superpower country, United States of America (USA). However, India kept strategizing it’s action plan to engirdle the dragon country to pin down its arrogance against it.

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On Monday, June 29, the PM Modi led government banned 59 Chinese apps citing security and “data breach” concerns. The Law, Electronics & Information Technology Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, cited safety, security, defence, sovereignty and integrity of India as the pertinent reasons for banning the 59 ‘directly linked to China’ apps. “For safety, security, defence, sovereignty & integrity of India and to protect data & privacy of people of India the Government has banned 59 mobile apps. Jai Hind!,” read the tweet by Prasad after the decision to ban the Chinese apps surfaced in the news on Monday.

The Ravi Shankar Prasad led Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology stated that these 59 banned Chinese apps were a threat to India’s sovereignty & integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order. “Government of India Bans 59 mobile apps which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.,” read the tweet by the ministry on Monday.

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The Ministry stated that these 59 apps bearing direct link to China “are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”. The Ministry revealed that it has received several complaints from within the country about misuse of some mobile apps that are available on Android and iOS platforms to steal and unauthorisedly transmit users’ data to the servers “which have locations outside India”.

“The Ministry of Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India” read the statement from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

The mouthpiece of Communist Party of China (CPC), Global Times, accused the move by India in banning the 59 Chinese apps as inspired by the similar move by USA. “#India fabricates claims that it worries Chinese power equipment has malware, Trojan horses. India copying #US stance in restricting Chinese products on security grounds, says analyst and firms.,” tweeted Global Times after the news of banning 59 Chinese apps in India flashed on Monday.

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On June 24, the Global Times had tagged the protest against Chinese apps and products as “temporary” and quoted that both the countries need each other to achieve growth. “As nationalist sentiment in India has risen after the recent border clash, boycotts of Chinese items and apps by Indians may hamstring Chinese businesses there, but the impact will be temporary as both sides need each other to achieve growth.,” Global Times had tweeted a message amid the India-China deteriorating relationship after Galwan Valley violent clash between troops of Indian Army and PLA.

The 59 Chinese apps that had to pay a heavy price of being banned in the country, are delineated below.

    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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