The Indian government bans 59 apps developed by Chinese companies. They raised concerns about national security and defense of the country. India, because of the huge population and recent growth in the number of internet users, has become a big market for app developers. All software and hardware companies consider India as the next market to expand their business, and they want to establish their presence in the country. On 29 June 2020 (Monday) Ministry of Electronics & IT of India released a press release regarding this issue: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID1635206 They said: Government Bans 59 mobile apps which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order The app list is as below: APUS Browser Baidu Translate Baidu map Beutry Plus Bigo Live CM Browers Cache Cleaner DU App studio Cam Scanner Clash of Kings Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile Club Factory DU Browser DU Cleaner DU Privacy DU Recorder DU battery saver ES File Explorer Hago Play With New Friends Helo Kwai Likee Mail Master Meitu Mi Community Mi Video Call – Xiaomi Mobile Legends New Video Status Newsdog Parallel Space Photo Wonder QQ International QQ Launcher QQ Mail QQ Music QQ Newsfeed QQ Player QQ Security Center ROMWE SelfieCity Shareit Shein Sweet Selfie TikTok U Video UC Browser UC News V fly Status Video Vault- Hide Vigo Video Virus Cleaner Viva Video – QU Video Inc Vmate We Meet WeChat WeSync Weibo Wonder Camera Xender YouCam makeup These apps have millions of users in India. So banning these apps will make a big impact on the growth of those apps. The most significant of them is TikTok. There was already controversies and protest raised against this app for long. On the matter of being banned TikTok India posted the following message on Twitter.