Why the Indian Government bans the use of Top Chinese Apps Banned in India?
Due to the Coronavirus explosion from China, more than 1million peoples are infected in all over the world. Businesses are struggling to survive in the whole world. Billions of dollars are losing due to this and it badly effects on the global economy. Also, India is in touch with this economic crisis. Emotional waves against China are emerging in India and with the demand from the Indian Government to ban Chinese Apps. Also security risks from Chinese cyber-espionage attempts, the Indian Defence Ministry advised removing 49 Chinese Mobile Apps, especially the border troops of Indian Armed Force and Central Armed Police Personnel (CAPF). An advisory issued of a potential cyber-attack from hackers of China. According to Indian Intelligence Agencies, a number of Android/iOS apps developed by Chinese firms may steal critical information through either spyware or other malicious ware. Then the information may be misused.
It is the second time when India stands against China to boy-cot Chinese products. This time India has picked out Chinese Apps. List down the Apps that may cause spyware or malware issues. Note that from several Intelligence Agencies like RAW and NTRO, it is advised to Indian Army personnel and Paramilitary either to uninstall the apps from their smartphones or format both of their official and personal smartphones due to suspicious malware activities. The applications may carry out cyber-attack against the country.
How to Detect and Uninstall Chinese apps on your phone:
To identify and uninstall the Chinese apps, One-Touch App-Labs has launched ‘Remove China Apps’ on the google play store. It scans your smartphone and finds out the Chinese Apps. The App weighs 3.5 MB in size and does not require any special permission to load. By an individual tap, you can remove the Chinese App from your smartphone very easily.
Popular 49 Chinese Apps Banned in India:
The list of the banned apps as stated below.
4. UC Browser
5. Baidu map
7. Clash of Kings
8. DU battery saver
11. YouCam makeup
12. Mi Community
13. CM Browers
14. Virus Cleaner
15. APUS Browser
17. Club Factory
19. Beutry Plus
21. UC News
22. QQ Mail
25. QQ Music
26. QQ Newsfeed
27. Bigo Live
29. Mail Mast
30. Parallel Space
31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
33. ES File Explorer
34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
36. Vigo Video
37. New Video Status
38. DU Recorder
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
53. QQ International
54. QQ Security Center
55. QQ Launcher
56. U Video
57. V fly Status Video
58. Mobile Legends
59. DU Privacy
Last year, TikTok was banned by Madras High Court. But the ban was lifted on March 12. Then downloading and using TikTok – Chinese social media app, creates a risk for US government’s data security. Again to ban TikTok, 10,000 tweets have been made in less than 10 hours by all over India. Besides this Government had cracked down that user data sent to remote servers in China through UC Browser. Even Xiaomi phones faced some issues regarding sending user data directly to Chinese Servers. Xiaomi apps like Mi Store, Mi Community, Mi Video Call etc. are preinstalled in smartphones and user cannot remove it.
List of 59 apps banned by Government of India “which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”. pic.twitter.com/p6T2Tcd5rI
— ANI (@ANI) June 29, 2020
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Many popular Chinese apps like TikTok, SHAREit, UC Browser, Cam Scanner, and Beauty Plus are mostly used by smartphone users. In recent, the relation between India and China is overwhelming.
Popular Chinese Games in India:
Over the past three years, there has been a huge number of players in the Indian mobile gaming community that has fascinated a lot of companies due to the large user base of India. Countries like China strongly hold the gaming market among Indian users. PUBG Mobile and PUBG mobile Lite are the most popular and played Chinese games in India. This game is found in almost every young’s smartphone. The list of some of the Chinese mobile games and apps in India are given below.
|1. PUBG Mobile||2. AFK Arena|
|3. Mafia City||4. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time|
|5. Clash of Kings||6. Zombie World SLG 3D|
|7. Arena of Valor||8. Warpath|
|9. Ludo World||10. Cyber Hunter|
|11. Stick Fight: The Game Mobile||12. Soul Hunters|
|13. PUBG Mobile Lite||14. Mr Pumpkin 2: Walls of Kowloon|
|15. Game of Sultan||16. Clash of Queens|
|17. LifeAfter||18. Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC|
|19. Rise of Kingdom: Lost crusade||20. Clash of Kings: The West|
Basically India wants to close the marketing of China. Because of the relation between India and China is not good. Maybe there will be a war between India and China. So India wants to stop his grossing ways as China cannot prepare for the war if it happens in future. Using Chinese Apps growing their market and any purchase directly go to China that should be used in war.