Indian Government Bans 118 Chinese Apps Including PUBG; List Of 118 Apps


    After the ban of 59 Chinese apps back in July 2020, the government had stated that these apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order”. The ban had been imposed under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, with relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009. The 59 said apps included TikTok, Shein, UC Browser, Weibo, Share it, etc.

    118 Chinese Apps Banned/ PUBG

    The government, on Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, announced the ban of 118 more mobile apps which includes PUBG, Baidu, Ulike, Tantan, Tencent Watchlist, and more.

    The Ministry, after the ban on Chinese apps, that it received numerous complaints from various sources about the misuse of some mobile apps available on both Android and iOS platforms for “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India.”

    “There have been similar bipartisan concerns, flagged by various public representatives, both outside and inside the Parliament of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against Apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.” “This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security, and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace,” Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in a statement on Wednesday.

    The ban on 118 more Chinese apps from the Indian government comes at a time when China allegedly made a transgression attempt near the southern bank of Pangong Tso, which was tackled by the Indian soldiers.

    Here’s the list of Chinese apps that have been banned by the Ministry of Information and Technology:

    • APUS Launcher Pro- Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart
    • APUS Launcher-Theme, Call Show, Wallpaper, HideApps
    • APUS Security -Antivirus, Phone Security, Cleaner
    • APUS Turbo Cleaner 2020- Junk Cleaner, Anti-Virus
    • APUS Flashlight-Free & Bright
    • Cut Cut – Cut Out & Photo Background Editor
    • Baidu
    • Baidu Express Edition
    • FaceU – Inspire your Beauty
    • ShareSave by Xiaomi: Latest gadgets, amazing deals
    • CamCard – Business Card Reader
    • CamCard Business
    • CamCard for Salesforce
    • CamOCR
    • InNote
    • VooV Meeting – Tencent Video Conferencing
    • Super Clean – Master of Cleaner, Phone Booster
    • WeChat reading
    • Government WeChat
    • Small Q brush
    • Tencent Weiyun
    • Pitu
    • WeChat Work
    • Cyber Hunter
    • Cyber Hunter Lite
    • Knives Out-No rules, just fight!
    • Super Mecha Champions
    • LifeAfter
    • Dawn of Isles
    • Ludo World-Ludo Superstar
    • Chess Rush
    • PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik
    • Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
    • Art of Conquest: Dark Horizon
    • Dank Tanks
    • Warpath
    • Game of Sultans
    • Gallery Vault – Hide Pictures And Videos
    • Smart AppLock (App Protect)
    • Message Lock (SMS Lock)-Gallery Vault Developer Team
    • Hide App-Hide Application Icon
    • AppLock
    • AppLock Lite
    • Dual Space – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
    • ZAKZAK Pro – Live chat & video chat online
    • ZAKZAK LIVE: live-streaming & video chat app
    • Music – Mp3 Player
    • Music Player – Audio Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
    • HD Camera Selfie Beauty Camera
    • Cleaner – Phone Booster
    • Web Browser & Fast Explorer
    • Video Player All Format for Android
    • Photo Gallery HD & Editor
    • Photo Gallery & Album
    • Music Player – Bass Booster – Free Download
    • HD Camera – Beauty Cam with Filters & Panorama
    • HD Camera Pro & Selfie Camera
    • Music Player – MP3 Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
    • Gallery HD
    • Web Browser – Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer
    • Web Browser – Secure Explorer
    • Music Player – Audio Player
    • Video Player – All Format HD Video Player
    • Lamour Love All Over The World
    • Amour- video chat & call all over the world.
    • MV Master – Make Your Status Video & Community
    • MV Master – Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor
    • APUS Message Center-Intelligent management
    • LivU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers
    • Carrom Friends: Carrom Board & Pool Game-
    • Ludo All-Star- Play Online Ludo Game & Board Games
    • Bike Racing: Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games
    • Rangers Of Oblivion: Online Action MMO RPG Game
    • Z Camera – Photo Editor, Beauty Selfie, Collage
    • GO SMS Pro – Messenger, Free Themes, Emoji
    • U-Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary Free Now Translate
    • Ulike – Define your selfie in trendy style
    • Tantan – Date For Real
    • MICO Chat: New Friends Banaen aur Live Chat karen
    • Kitty Live – Live Streaming & Video Live Chat
    • Malay Social Dating App to Date & Meet Singles
    • Alipay
    • AlipayHK
    • Mobile Taobao
    • Youku
    • Road of Kings- Endless Glory
    • Sina News
    • Netease News
    • Penguin FM
    • Murderous Pursuits
    • Tencent Watchlist (Tencent Technology)
    • Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese
    • HUYA LIVE – Game Live Stream
    • Little Q Album
    • Fighting Landlords – Free and happy Fighting Landlords
    • Hi Meitu
    • Mobile Legends: Pocket
    • VPN for TikTok
    • VPN for TikTok
    • Penguin E-sports Live assistant
    • Buy Cars-offer everything you need, special offers and low prices
    • iPick
    • Beauty Camera Plus – Sweet Camera & Face Selfie
    • Parallel Space Lite – Dual App
    • Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC
    • MARVEL Super War NetEase Games
    • AFK Arena
    • Creative Destruction NetEase Games
    • Crusaders of Light NetEase Games
    • Mafia City Yotta Games
    • Onmyoji NetEase Games
    • Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games
    • Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang has been fully upgraded
    • Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games
    • Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games
    • Soul Hunters
    • Rules of Survival

    Read the official statement here.

    Further Readings:
    – How Does the Ban on Chinese Apps Impact Us?
    – Banned Chinese Apps Removed from Google Play Store and App Store in India

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