Last week, India has banned 54 mobile apps related to China over issues related to security and privacy.
China’s app banned for causing harm
on china app ban ,Chinese apps banFinance Minister in case of imposition of (Finance Minister) said that the ban has been imposed on these apps because they were harming the country in some way or the other, although due to this move of the government, the businessmen of the country (India china trade) No harm has been done to them and they are doing their business with China according to the need. The Finance Minister said this in a conversation with reporters during his visit to Mumbai. In fact, reporters had asked whether the government’s move has affected the domestic businessmen in trade between India and China. The Finance Minister said that this is not the first time that India has imposed restrictions on China’s app.
What did the Finance Minister say on the app ban
On the question related to the app ban and its impact on business, the Finance Minister said that these apps have been banned because they were proving to be harmful in some way or the other. At the same time, he clarified that this move has not affected the importers and exporters of the country. And even after the latest move, the business is going on based on the needs of the importers.
54 apps banned last week
India on Monday banned 54 mobile apps with links to China, including Tencent XRiver, Nice Video Baidu and Viva Video Editor, over security and privacy issues. The 54 Chinese apps that were banned allegedly collected sensitive information from users by obtaining critical approvals. These apps were misusing information gathered from users and sending it to servers located in the hostile country. According to sources, the banned apps were found allegedly indulging in activities endangering the integrity and sovereignty of the country. These were found to pose a serious threat to the security of the country. Sources said that the Ministry of Information Technology has issued interim instructions to ban these 54 apps. The ministry was requested in this regard from the Ministry of Home Affairs. The apps under the ban also include popular apps like Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera: Selfie Camera, Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade, Viva Video Editor, Tencent XRiver. Apart from these, Garena Free Fire – Illuminate, Astacraft, FancyU Pro, MoonChat, Barcode Scanner – QR Code Scan and Leica Cam have also been banned by the government.
Apps have been banned before
In the year 2020 also, many major Chinese apps were banned. In June 2020, the government banned 59 Chinese apps like Tiktok and UC Browser. In June 2020, the Indian government took the step of banning the Chinese app after the tension between the armies of the two countries in Ladakh. After that the app, which was launched as a fake version of these banned apps, was also banned in August 2020. In September the same year, the government also banned 118 other Chinese apps, including the popular gaming app PUBG.