The Government of India Tuesday blocked 43 Chinese mobile apps from accessing by users in India, under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
Notable names that have been featured on the list are the ecommerce company AliExpress, Snack Video — which had been gaining popularity after the ban of TikTok — and Alibaba Workbench.
The action is taken based on inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities prejudicial to India’s sovereignty, integrity, defence, security and public order.
The order comes amid border tensions between India and China which has been going on for months.
The latest ban follows a series of such moves taken by the government against Chinese apps in recent times.
The ban follows rising tension between China and India. Rising geopolitical tensions between the two countries, since border clashes between the two armies in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley last in June, are now manifesting in trade and economic ties, with members of the Indian political brass calling for a boycott of Chinese products and services.
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