A recent step taken by the Government of India citing security concerns has blocked/banned 54 apps that belong to the Chinese firms. The apps baned by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology include the apps developed and maintained by tech firms like Tencent, Alibaba, NetEase, and other popular firms.
The popular Apps that are on the list of a ban are Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera - Selfie Camera, Equalizer & Bass Booster, CamCard for SalesForce Ent, Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite, Viva Video Editor, Tencent Xriver, Onmyoji Chess, Onmyoji Arena, AppLock, Dual Space Lite.
Govt of India to ban 54 Chinese apps that pose a threat to India’s security: Sources— ANI (@ANI) February 14, 2022
In 2020, some of the most popular Apps like TikTok, Hello App, WeChat, PUBG, AliExpress were blocked under section 69A of the IT Act.