Chinese Apps Banned in India with Immediate Effect

 Chinese Apps Banned in India with Immediate Effect

As we all know about an ongoing military standoff between India and China. While fighting on 15 June 2020, our 20 lion-hearted Indian soldiers lost their lives. This casualty resulted in a nationalistic outrage across the country. The people started to propagate “Boycott Chinese products” and take on “Swadeshi first”. The news of Chinese apps banned in India was quite a possibility after that. Also, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier emphasised on “Atmanirbhar Bharat” or Self-dependent India.

Chinese Apps Banned in India

Reason behind Chinese Apps Banned in India

The Government of India officially announced the ban of 59 Chinese apps for their potential security loopholes. The Information Technology Ministry of India has cited legit reasons to justify the decision. They have stated that this move was imperative to protect the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of the country, the security of the state and public order. Upon receiving several complaints, the Indian Cyber Crime Coordinate Centre initiated action. These complaints were regarding the exploitation of some Android and iOS apps for stealing and passing on users’ data to servers which have whereabouts outside India. This centre comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs and has flagged these apps as ‘Malicious Apps’.

Besides, the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has also encountered multiple such cases. These cases ultimately impinge that the data security is in great danger. Thus, the government compiles to block the usage of 59 China owned apps in India. The Chinese Apps banned in India are of high utility, and all of them will lose revenue for sure. A similar trend was seen when Indians went for non-Chinese Smartphones.

List of Chinese Apps Banned in India

The list contains all celebrated to non-celebrated applications.

  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU battery saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browsers
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beutry Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  29. Mail Master
  30. Parallel Space
  31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  32. WeSync
  33. ES File Explorer
  34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  35. Meitu
  36. Vigo Video
  37. New Video Status
  38. DU Recorder
  39. Vault- Hide
  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
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. Vmate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. U Video
  56. QQ Launcher
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy


It is quite obvious that by this decision, the competition in the Indian market would go drastically down and the field shall be levelled for the Indian IT professionals. Very soon, India might have its own version of all the banned apps with extra features. Therefore, this move was a much required one to facilitate the growth in the Indian IT sector in moving from Service based to Product based.

Vartika Yadav

Vartika is an eminent tech enthusiast and has peculiar capability of manifesting cosmos of her mind through writing. Her area of expertise is Reviewing different products, and is one of the founding authors of

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