The apps, including dating apps such as Tinder, Ok Cupid and Couch Surfing, have been banned for security reasons, they said. The social media apps that are a no-go area for soldiers include messaging platforms, video-hosting sites, gaming and dating apps, and also some e-commerce options, the people said.


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Indian army ask Soldeirs to Delete these 89 apps



India-China disengagement - Indian Air Force fortifies its skies in Ladakh.


The Chinese apps earlier banned are Club Factory, SHAREit, Likee, Mi Video Call (Xiaomi), Weibo, Baidu and Bigo Live. They have been removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for India. China has reacted to much againts India's move to ban 59 mobile applications last month, most of which are linked and devloped in China. The Indian government's decision was based on security concerns.

New Delhi: Days after the Centre banned 59 Chinese apps, including the hugely popular TikTok, the Indian Army on Wednesday asked its personnel to delete 89 apps from their smartphones including Facebook, TikTok, Truecaller and Instagram to plug leakage of data . Also Read - Instagram Amps up Tech Game, Users Can Now 'Pin' Favourite Comments

The personnel deployed in the Indian Army have also been asked to delete dating apps such as Tinder, Couch Surfing along with news apps like Daily Hunt in the instructions issued recently. Also Read - Days After Standoff, Disengagement Between India, Chinese Troops Completed at Patrolling Point 15, Says Army

The development comes after the Centre on June 29 banned nearly 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser and Xiaomi’s Mi Community over national security concerns. Also Read - After Kanpur, Man in Baghpat Arrested For Praising Gangster Vikas Dubey in a Facebook Post


The move was taken in the wake of the fatal altercation that broke out between the armies of India and China at Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh on June 15. In the face-off, over 20 soldiers of the Indian Army were killed by the Chinese troops. Since then the India-China bilateral relations remained strained.

Taking a counter measure, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued a list of 59 Chinese apps that are now banned in the country.

These measures are undertaken by the goveerment and experts of india since there's credible information that these apps are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India and security of state and public orders. said a ministry statement.

This decision was taken after the ministry of goverment received complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing informations and data surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorised manner to servers which have located outside India.
Other Chinese apps in the banned list include Club Factory, SHAREit, Likee, Mi Video Call (Xiaomi), Weibo, Baidu, Bigo Live and more. Earlier this month, Indian intelligence agencies red flagged these Chinese apps over safety and privacy problems with users.

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Apps that are of bounds for the India Army now include WeChat, Viber, Zoom, Vigo Video, Cam Scanner and gaming app PUBG. "Such guidelines are issued periodically. These are more significant now in the context of the current border tensions and the need to secure information," the officials said.

The apps which are banned by the army are not limited to the 59 Chinese mobile applications It includes more apps like Pubg , Instagram and facebook also.

The Chinese apps earlier banned are Club Factory, SHAREit, Likee, Mi Video Call (Xiaomi), Weibo, Baidu and Bigo Lives. They have been removed from the Google Play  and Apple App Store in India. China has reacted to much againts India's move to ban 59 mobile applications last month, most of which are linked and devloped in China. The Indian government's decision was based on security concerns and to make a new step in Make In India Process.

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