America and Australia have spoken out clearly about the security threat by these Chinese apps, as these are believed to share data of users with the Chinese government.
Amid border tensions with China in Eastern Ladakh, the Government of India on Monday banned 59 mobile apps including Tik Tok, UC Browser and other Chinese apps "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity and defence" of the country.
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"China is strongly concerned about the relevant notice issued by the Indian side. We are checking and verifying the situation," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Tuesday, in first response to India's decision.
Govt chose to ban the Chinese apps after reports of stealing of users data and its transmission to servers located outside India.
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The Indian government on Monday banned nearly 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser and Xiaomi's Mi Community over national security concerns as India-China bilateral relations remain strained after the death of 20 Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley clash with Chinese PLA troops in eastern Ladakh.
This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.
In an order, the Home Ministry said, “on the basis of these and upon receiving of recent credible inputs that such Apps pose threat to sovereignty and integrity of India, the Government of India has decided to disallow the usage of certain Apps, used in both mobile and non-mobile Internet enabled devices.”
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