India has banned 59, mostly Chinese, mobile apps including Bytedance’s TikTok, Alibaba’s UC Browser and Tencent’s WeChat citing security concerns, the government said in a statement on Monday.
The apps are “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order,” the ministry of information technology said.
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The ban comes after a deadly border conflict between the two nuclear-armed nations earlier this month in which 20 Indian soldiers have died.
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