118 More Chinese Apps Banned Including PUBG by Indian govt: Here’s full list

New Delhi: Centre on Wednesday blocked 118 more mobile applications, including PUBG, in the interest of “sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, the security of the state and public order” invoking Section 69 of the Information Technology Act.

PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik, PUBG MOBILE LITE, WeChat Work and WeChat reading are among the 118 banned mobile apps by Ministry of Information & Technology.

“Government blocks 118 mobile apps which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order,” the ministry said in a statement.

“The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 118 mobile apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of state and public order,” the Ministry said in an official release.

The Ministry said it has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about the misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India”.

“The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures. The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs has also sent an exhaustive recommendation for blocking these malicious apps.. Likewise, there have been similar bipartisan concerns, flagged by various public representatives, both outside and inside the Parliament of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against Apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.

“On the basis of these and upon receiving of recent credible inputs that information posted, permissions sought, functionality embedded as well as data harvesting practices of above stated Apps raise serious concerns that these Apps collect and share data in surreptitious manner and compromise personal data and information of users that can have a severe threat to security of the State.

“In the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India and security of the State. And using the sovereign powers, the Government of India has decided to block the usage of certain Apps, used in both mobile and non-mobile Internet enabled devices. These apps are listed in the attached appendix,” the ministry added.

This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace, the ministry said further.

The latest move from Indian government comes at a time when China allegedly made a transgression attempt near the southern bank of Pangong Tso, which was thwarted by the Indian Army.

In June this year, India banned 59 Chinese apps with Chinese links, including TikTok, UC Browser, Weibo, Baidu Map and Baidu Translate saying they were prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country.

Here’s the complete list of the 118 mobile apps that have been banned today:

Modi govt bans 118 Chinese apps including PUBG, Baidu, Wechat - Full list of apps

  1. PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik
  2. PUBG MOBILE LITE
  3. Tencent Weiyun
  4. VooV Meeting – Tencent Video Conferencing
  5. Tencent Watchlist (Tencent Technology
  6. APUS Launcher Pro- Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart
  7. APUS Launcher -Theme, Call Show, Wallpaper, HideApps
  8. APUS Security -Antivirus, Phone security, Cleaner
  9. APUS Turbo Cleaner 2020- Junk Cleaner, Anti-Virus
  10. APUS Flashlight-Free & Bright
  11. Cut Cut – Cut Out & Photo Background Editor
  12. Baidu
  13. Baidu Express Edition
  14. FaceU – Inspire your Beauty
  15. ShareSave by Xiaomi: Latest gadgets, amazing deals
  16. CamCard – Business Card Reader
  17. CamCard Business
  18. CamCard for Salesforce
  19. CamOCR
  20. InNote
  21. Super Clean – Master of Cleaner, Phone Booster
  22. WeChat reading
  23. Government WeChat
  24. Small Q brush
  25. Pitu
  26. WeChat Work
  27. Cyber Hunter
  28. Cyber Hunter Lite
  29. Knives Out-No rules, just fight!
  30. Super Mecha Champions
  31. LifeAfter
  32. Dawn of Isles
  33. Ludo World-Ludo Superstar
  34. Chess Rush
  35. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
  36. Art of Conquest: Dark Horizon
  37. Dank Tanks
  38. Warpath
  39. Game of Sultans
  40. Gallery Vault – Hide Pictures And Videos
  41. Smart AppLock (App Protect)
  42. Message Lock (SMS Lock)-Gallery Vault Developer Team
  43. Hide App-Hide Application Icon
  44. AppLock
  45. AppLock Lite
  46. Dual Space – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
  47. ZAKZAK Pro – Live chat & video chat online
  48. ZAKZAK LIVE: live-streaming & video chat app
  49. Music – Mp3 Player
  50. Music Player – Audio Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
  51. HD Camera Selfie Beauty Camera
  52. Cleaner – Phone Booster
  53. Web Browser & Fast Explorer
  54. Video Player All Format for Android
  55. Photo Gallery HD & Editor
  56. Photo Gallery & Album
  57. Music Player – Bass Booster – Free Download
  58. HD Camera – Beauty Cam with Filters & Panorama
  59. HD Camera Pro & Selfie Camera
  60. Music Player – MP3 Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
  61. Gallery HD
  62. Web Browser – Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer
  63. Web Browser – Secure Explorer
  64. Music player – Audio Player
  65. Video Player – All Format HD Video Player
  66. Lamour Love All Over The World
  67. Amour- video chat & call all over the world.
  68. MV Master – Make Your Status Video & Community
  69. MV Master – Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor
  70. APUS Message Center-Intelligent management
  71. LivU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers
  72. Carrom Friends : Carrom Board & Pool Game-
  73. Ludo All Star- Play Online Ludo Game & Board Games
  74. Bike Racing : Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games
  75. Rangers Of Oblivion : Online Action MMO RPG Game
  76. Z Camera – Photo Editor, Beauty Selfie, Collage
  77. GO SMS Pro – Messenger, Free Themes, Emoji
  78. U-Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary Free Now Translate
  79. Ulike – Define your selfie in trendy style
  80. Tantan – Date For Real
  81. MICO Chat: New Friends Banaen aur Live Chat karen
  82. Kitty Live – Live Streaming & Video Live Chat
  83. Malay Social Dating App to Date & Meet Singles
  84. Alipay
  85. AlipayHK
  86. Mobile Taobao
  87. Youku
  88. Road of Kings- Endless Glory
  89. Sina News
  90. Netease News
  91. Penguin FM
  92. Murderous Pursuits
  93. Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese
  94. HUYA LIVE – Game Live Stream
  95. Little Q Album
  96. Fighting Landlords – Free and happy Fighting Landlords
  97. Hi Meitu
  98. Mobile Legends: Pocket
  99. VPN for TikTok
  100. VPN for TikTok
  101. Penguin E-sports Live assistant
  102. Buy Cars-offer everything you need, special offers and low prices
  103. iPick
  104. Beauty Camera Plus – Sweet Camera & Face Selfie
  105. Parallel Space Lite – Dual App
  106. “Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC
  107. MARVEL Super War NetEase Games
  108. AFK Arena
  109. Creative Destruction NetEase Games
  110. Crusaders of Light NetEase Games
  111. Mafia City Yotta Games
  112. Onmyoji NetEase Games
  113. Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games
  114. Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang has been fully upgraded
  115. Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games
  116. Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games
  117. Soul Hunters
  118. Rules of Survival

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