The series of banning is only the latest move of blockings that India has made as part of its national security protection from mobile applications, which originated from its northern neighbor, China.

The Government of India, also known as GoI, shared that its goal in this series of banning is to protect the sovereignty and integrity of India and safeguard its field of cybersecurity, The New Indian Express reported.

India's IT ministry stated that the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India issued an order under section 69A of the Information technology Act that stated the blocking access to 43 mobile apps.

The Act also included that this action taken was based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in prejudicial activities to India's sovereignty and integrity, defense of India, state's security, and public order.

The latest order, just like the earlier ones, came in amidst the growing border tensions between the Chinese and Indian forces.

Earlier this year, the Government of India blocked access to 59 mobile apps on June 29, 2020, which included the popular video application 'Tiktok,' and on September 2 also this year, the GoI extended the ban to an additional 118 apps, with Tencent's game PubG included on the list.

The move made by the Indian Government was welcomed by the country's Indian app developers and cybersecurity experts.

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Co-founder and MD of SafeHouse Technologies, Aditya Narang, shared that it takes several intrusive and security-sensitive permissions, which the app user does not understand but ends up agreeing to, The Times of India reported.

Narang also added that as the threat in secure user information continuously increases, users must ensure that their mobile phones are secured, protected, and encrypted.

Founder and MD of Graphitto Labs, Kapil Jain, emphasized that the banning of Jack Ma's AliExpress is a major dent in Chinese aspiration to exploit the Indian e-commerce market and simultaneously prompts the Indian e-commerce companies to offer better applications and competitive promos.

Also blocked along with TikTok were 59 other mobile applications, including several dating apps such as WeDate, Chinese Social, TrulyChinese, ChinaLove, DateMyAge, FlirtWish, and Guys Only Dating.


  1. Alibaba Workbench
  2. AliSuppliers Mobile App
  3. Alipay cashier
  4. AliExpress - Smarter Shopping, Better Living
  5. Drive with Lalamove India
  6. Lalamove India Delivery App
  7. Soul- Follow the soul to find you
  8. CamCard - Business Card Reader
  9. CamCard - BCR (Western)
  10.  Snack video
  11. Chinese Social - Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
  12. Adore app
  13. We Date-Dating App
  14. Free dating app- Singol, start your date!
  15. Date in Asia - Dating & Chat For Asian Singles
  16. TrulyChinese - Chinese Dating App
  17. TrulyAsian - Asian Dating App
  18. ChinaLove: Dating app for Chinese singles
  19. DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online
  20. AsianDate: find Asian singles
  21. FlirtWish: chat with singles
  22. We Work China
  23. Tubit: Live Streams
  24. Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat
  25. First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online
  26. Rela - Lesbian Social Network
  27. Cashier Wallet
  28. WeTV Lite
  29. MGTV- HunanTV official TV APP
  30. WeTV - TV version
  31. WeTV - Cdrama, Kdrama&More
  32. Mango TV
  33. Lucky Live- Live Video Streaming App
  34. Taobao Live
  35. Identity V
  36. Ding Talk
  37. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
  38. BoxStar (Early Access)
  39. Happy Fish
  40. Heroes Evolved
  41. Jellipop Match- Decorate your dream island!
  42. Munchkin Match: magic home building
  43. Conquista Online II

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