Centre to Ban 54 Chinese Apps That Pose A Threat to India’s Security, Say Reports

New Delhi, Feb, 14: The central government has issued a fresh order to ban 54 Chinese applications that pose a threat to India’s security, news agency ANI reported quoting sources. Many of these apps reported belonged to large Chinese tech firms such as Tencent, Alibaba etc.
Since June 2020, the government has banned a total of around 224 Chinese apps. While 118 applications including popular game PUBG were banned on September 3, 2020, 59 apps including TikTok, Shareit, WeChat, Helo, Likee, UC News, etc were blocked two months later. Later 43 Chinese apps including Snack Video, AliExpress and AliPay Cashier were banned.