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India bans Tiktok among 59 apps, mostly Chinese

India bans Tiktok among 59 apps, mostly Chinese”

The apps "are engaged in activities. prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order", the ministry of information technology said in a statement.

Ministry of Information Technology took the step "in view of the emergent nature of threats", officials said.

The list of apps that have been banned includes the likes of TikTok which has been banned in India in the past as well.

Earlier this month, at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a border clash with Chinese troops.

India's technology ministry issued an order stating the apps are "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order".

ByteDance's TikTok, which counts India as its biggest market, Community and Video Call apps from Xiaomi, which is the top smartphone vendor in India, UC Browser, UC News, Shareit, CM Browser, Club Factory (India's third-largest e-commerce firm), ES File Explorer are among the 59 apps that India's Ministry of Electronics and IT have ordered to ban. "This decision is a targeted move to ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace". The banned apps remained available for download and use in the country in the wake of the announcement, local media reported, though that is expected to change in the coming days.

TikTok has over 200 million users in India and sees the country as one of its most important markets after China.

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TikTok and WeChat are widely popular in India.

It was banned briefly past year after concerns were raised about the app being used to distribute pornography. The move will surely deepen tensions between the planet's two most populated countries.

The Indian soldiers were killed in a brawl along the disputed border in northern Ladakh region on June 15 in the deadliest faceoff for nearly half a century between the two countries.

Street protests took place in India following the deaths of the 20 soldiers and calls have been made to ban Chinese businesses which export nearly £49billion to India.

New Delhi has accused China of intruding into its territory in the region, a charge Beijing has denied.

The situation along the contested frontier high in the Himalayas remains tense, with troop buildups on both sides.



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