India bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok

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?PRID=1635206

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.