The Indian government said Monday evening that it was banning 59 apps developed by Chinese companies because of concerns that these apps "are involved in activities that protect India's sovereignty and integrity, defend India, and protect the state and public order is the latest standoff between the two most populous nations in the world.
TikTok by ByteDance, The company counts India as its largest market. Community and video call apps from Xiaomi, the leading smartphone provider in India, UC Browser, UC News, Shareit, CM Browser, Club Factory and ES File Explorer are among the 59 apps ordered by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and IT to forbid.
"The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has also received numerous statements from citizens about data security and privacy violations that affect public policy issues," said the Indian government agency.
All of the above apps are currently live on Google Play Store and Apple's App Store in India.