Indian Government bans 59 Chinese mobile apps including TikTok, UC Browser and WeChat


As tensions continue to rise between the Indian and Chinese governments following a clash at their borders earlier this month, the former has announced today a list of 59 Chinese mobile apps that have been banned in the country. The list includes popular apps such as TikTok, UC Browser, the mobile game Clash of Kings, and apps from Xiaomi.

TikTok and 56 other apps banned by the Indian Government

The Indian Government of India says the reason for the ban is because of security and privacy concerns. It stated that the apps are engaged in activities that put the security of the state and the defense of the country at risk and that the matter requires emergency measures.

The official statement said the government is “invoking its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009”.

It was also stated that the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center has sent a recommendation for blocking the malicious apps

Below is a complete list of the apps:

1. TikTok

2. SHAREit

3. Kwai

4. UC Browser

5. Baidu Map


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


17. Club Factory

18. NewsDog

19. BeautyPlus

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

40. DU Cache Cleaner

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. WeMeet

50. Sweet Selfie

51. Baidu Translate

52. Vmate

53. QQ International

54. QQ Security Center

55. QQ Launcher

56. UV Video

57. VFly-Status Videos, Status Maker, New Video Status

58. Mobile Legends

59. DU Privacy Vault

The Indian Government says that by banning these apps, it is ensuring the safety and sovereignty of the Indian cyberspace.



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