India has banned 59, mostly Chinese, mobile phone applications in its strongest move yet targeting China in the online space just weeks after a border crisis erupted between the two countries. Some of the apps that have been blocked are TikTok, WeChat, UC Browser, Weibo, Cam Scanner and Xaomi's Mi Video Call.
"The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, Is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures", the press release 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 chose to disallow the usage of certain Apps, used in both mobile and non-mobile Internet enabled devices", the statement said. "This decision is a targeted move to ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace". "It has been noted recently that such concerns also pose a threat to sovereignty and security of our country", according to a statement by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. It has become a central part of popular culture in India, with some TikTok celebrities boasting tens of million of followers.
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