New Delhi, July 27: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology banned 47 apps which were variants and cloned copies of the 59 Chinese apps that were banned in the country last month. These banned clones include Tiktok Lite, Helo Lite, SHAREit Lite, BIGO LIVE Lite and VFY Lite.
All of these apps are reportedly unavailable on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Reports further suggest that India has drawn up a list of 275 more Chinese apps amid the rising tensions between India and China. It is believed that the latest list of apps under the radar includes the popular PUBG Mobile, eCommerce platform AliExpress, popular game Ludo World, among others. PUBG Mobile, Ali Express to be Banned in India? Government Considering Ban on 275 More Chinese Apps Amid Rising Tensions Between India & China, Say Reports.
India Bans 47 Chinese Apps, Cloned Copies of Apps Banned Last Month
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology bans 47 apps which were variants and cloned copies of the 59 Chinese apps that were banned in June. These banned clones include Tiktok Lite, Helo Lite, SHAREit Lite, BIGO LIVE Lite and VFY Lite. pic.twitter.com/oWHmAmoWlr
— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2020
Last month, India had banned 59 Chinese apps, including popular ones like TikTok, UC Browser, citing data security concerns.