The full list of 54 Chinese apps banned by the Indian government

The Indian government today banned 54 Chinese-originated apps that are believed to pose a threat to India’s national security.

According to the Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, it had received a request from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to block these 54 apps under the emergency provision of section 69 (A) of the Computer Law.

The Chinese apps that were banned today are the rebranded versions of the apps already banned in 2020 by the Indian government. These apps are owned by Chinese tech giants like Tencent, Alibaba, and NetEase.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in a statement, “These 54 apps allegedly obtain various critical permissions and collect sensitive user data. This collected real-time data is misused and transmitted to servers located in a hostile country.

The list of 54 blocked Chinese apps:

1. Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD

2. Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera

3. Equalizer – Bass Booster & Volume Equalizer & Virtualizer

4. Music Player – Music.Mp3 Player

5. Equalizer & Bass Booster – Music Volume Equalizer

6. Music Plus – MP3 Player

7. Equalizer Pro – Volume Booster & Bass Booster

8. All format media video player

9. Music Player – Equalizer and MP3

10. Volume Amplifier – Speaker & Sound Amplifier

11. Music Player – MP3 Player

12.CamCard for SalesForce Ent

13. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite

14. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade

I5. APUS Security HD (Pad Version)

16. Support for Parallel Space Lite 32

17. Viva Video Editor – Snack Video Maker with Music

18. Beautiful Baidu Video

19. Tencent X River

20. Onmyoji Chess

21. Onmyoji Arena

22.AppLock

23. Dual Space Lite – Multiple Accounts and Clone App

24. Dual Space Pro – Multiple Accounts and App Cloner

25. DualSpace Lite – 32-bit support

26. Double space – 32 bit support

27. Double space – 64 bit support

28. Dual Space Pro – 32-bit support

29. Conquer Online – MMORPG Game

30. Conquer It Online

31. Live Weather & Radar – Alerts

32. Notes – Color Notepad, Notebook

33. MP3 Cutter – Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter

34. Voice recorder and voice changer

35. Barcode Scanner – QR Code Scan

36. Lica Cam – selfie camera app

37. Echoes of EVE

38.Astracraft

39. UU Game Booster Network Solution for High Ping

40. Extraordinary

41. Badlanders

42. Stick Fight: The Mobile Game

43. Twilight Pioneers

44. CuteU: match with the world

45. Small World – Enjoy Group Chat and Video Chat

46. ​​CuteU Pro

47. FancvU – Video chat and dating

48. Real: Go live. To make friends

49. MoonChat: enjoy video chats

50. Real Lite -video to live!

51. Wink: Connect Now

52. FunChat Meet people around you

53. FancyU pro – Instant Meetup via video chat!

54. Garena Free Fire – Light up

In June 2020, the first round of app bans were announced by the government, after 20 Indian soldiers were killed by Chinese troops during a clash in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh. Following this, Indian had banned 59 apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. These included social media giants like TikTok and WeChat.

Since the border tensions in Indochina since May 2020, India has banned a total of 321 Chinese apps.

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