India Bans 47 Chinese Apps, More Under Review

india bans 47 chinese apps

After last month’s banning of 59 Chinese mobile apps, the Indian government has reportedly banned another 47. Although the list of the banned apps is yet to be released, it seems to have apps that acted as a substitute for the Chinese apps that were previously banned.

Due to the border skirmishes with China, India has seen a recent uptick in Anti-China sentiment. The issue had caused some casualties on both sides.

Late last month, India’s government had banned major Chinese apps including TikTok, ShareIt, UC Browser, Cam Scanner, and WeChat. But there were several apps that acted as alternatives after the ban. Among these are TikTok Lite, ShareIt Lite, Helo Lite, and Cam Scanner Advance. These were resuming operations despite the ban of the original apps. India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology upon taking account of this activity has chosen to ban these apps.

Reports further talk about the country reviewing user privacy and security issues of more Chinese apps that could be banned in the near future. India Today has reported that as many as 250 Chinese apps could be under review.