New Delhi: The Indian government has banned 59 mostly Chinese mobile apps, including TikTok. The decision comes in the wake of the killing of 20 Indian soldiers in a skirmish in Galwan Valley in Ladakh.
India banned the apps, terming them prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity, defence of India.
The move follows several trade-related decisions taken by India to hit back at Chinese interests in the country.
In an unexpected announcement, the Indian government on Monday banned TikTok alongside a slew of other Chinese-made apps stating that they were, “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order”.
TikTok was immensely popular, with over 119 million followers in India. Now that TikTok days are over in the country, you might be looking for some alternatives that offer similar video making tools and features.
Among the apps that have banned are Tik Tok, SHarit, Kwai, UC Browser, Baidu map, Shein, clash of Kings, DU battery saver, Helo, Likee, YouCam makeup, Mi Community, CM Browsers, Virus Cleaner, Apus Browser, among others.
Meanwhile, TikTok on Tuesday denied sharing information on Indian users with the Chinese government after New Delhi.
“TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and have not shared any information of our users in India with any foreign government, including the Chinese Government,” said the company, which is owned by China’s ByteDance.
India banned 58 other Chinese apps over the same concerns.
The complete list is as follows:
1.TikTok 2.Shareit 3.Kwai 4.UC Browser 5.Baidu map 6.Shein 7.Clash of Kings 8.DU battery saver 9.Helo 10.Likee 11.YouCam makeup 12.Mi Community 13.CM Browers 14.Virus Cleaner 15.APUS Browser 16.ROMWE 17.Club Factory 18.Newsdog 19.Beutry Plus 20.WeChat 21.UC News 22.QQ Mail 23.Weibo 24.Xender 25.QQ Music 26.QQ Newsfeed 27.Bigo Live 28.SelfieCity 29.Mail Master 30.Parallel Space 31.Mi Video Call – Xiaomi 32.WeSync 33.ES File Explorer 34.Viva Video – QU Video Inc 35.Meitu 36.Vigo Video 37.New Video Status 38.DU Recorder 39.Vault- Hide 40.Cache Cleaner DU App studio 41.DU Cleaner 42.DU Browser 43.Hago Play With New Friends 44.Cam Scanner 45.Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile 46.Wonder Camera 47.Photo Wonder 48.QQ Player 49.We Meet 50.Sweet Selfie 51.Baidu Translate 52.Vmate 53.QQ International 54.QQ Security Center 55.QQ Launcher 56.U Video 57.V fly Status Video 58.Mobile Legends 59.DU Privacy