Digital strike: Centre bans 54 Chinese apps over security concerns

The Indian government has banned 54 more Chinese apps due to security concerns as border tensions continue. While the government is yet to publish the full list of 54 apps officially, news agency ANI has confirmed the names of 11 Chinese apps out of 54.

Reportedly, several of the previously banned apps have quietly re-branded and re-launched in India under new names. Most of the newly banned apps are said to be clones of apps that have already been banned in India since 2020. The government of India has banned 324 apps so far, by adding 54.

Centre bans 54 Chinese apps over security concerns

The new ban list does not include any major games or productivity apps, and the apps are mostly unheard of.

Below is a list of apps that have been banned by the government

  • Beauty Camera: 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

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