Government blocks 43 Chinese apps from being accessed in India.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Tuesday blocked 43 Chinese mobile applications from accessing by users in India, under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. As reasoned in the past blocking of Apps in June 2020 and September 2020, the said action is taken based on inputs that these apps were engaging in activities prejudicial to India’s sovereignty, integrity, defence, security and public order. The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center of the ministry of home affairs had provided vital inputs to enable such an action.

Earlier in the months of June 2020 and September 2020, the Central Government had blocked access to 59 Chinese mobile apps and 118 Chinese mobile applications, respectively, under the same section (69A of the IT Act).

Full list of the blocked apps

  • Adore App
  • Alibaba Workbench
  • AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living
  • Alipay Cashier
  • AliSuppliers Mobile App
  • AsianDate: find Asian singles
  • BoxStar (Early Access)
  • CamCard – BCR (Western)
  • CamCard – Business Card Reader
  • Cashier Wallet
  • ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles
  • Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
  • Conquista Online II
  • Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles
  • DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online
  • DingTalk
  • Drive with Lalamove India
  • First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online
  • FlirtWish: chat with singles
  • Free dating app-Singol, start your date!
  • Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat
  • Happy Fish
  • Heroes Evolved
  • Identity V
  • Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
  • Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island!
  • Lalamove India – Delivery App
  • Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
  • MangoTV
  • MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP
  • Munchkin Match: magic home building
  • Rela – Lesbian Social Network
  • Snack Video
  • Soul- Follow the soul to find you
  • Taobao Live
  • TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App
  • TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App
  • Tubit: Live Streams
  • WeDate-Dating App
  • WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More
  • WeTV – TV version
  • WeTV Lite
  • WeWorkChina

Needless to say that this will further strain the Indo-Chinese relationship considering that big apps like Aliexpress have also been blocked. However, it makes sense to keep the security of the nation intact when the country is already engaged with China in multiple border conflicts across the breadth of the nation.

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