India Bans 54 More Chinese Apps citing security threat

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The Government of India will ban 54 more Chinese apps that pose a threat to India's security, informed sources on Monday

As per the sources

Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera , Garena Free Fire - Illuminate, Viva Video Editor, Tencent Xriver, Onmyoji Arena, AppLock and Dual Space Lite.

Banned Apps

India banned 59 Chinese mobile applications including the widely-used TikTok, WeChat, and Helo citing a threat to the nation's sovereignty and security

Last year banned application

The apps were banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology 

Banned under IT Act

India has blocked 321 mobile applications from china since border tensions with China in May 2020

Total banned applications

This action came after 20 Indian soldiers were killed during violent clashes in Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh amid border tensions with China

Reason of action

China opposed India's decision to continue the ban on Chinese mobile apps and said the action is in violation of the WTO's non-discriminatory principles.

China's reaction