The IT Ministry said that this move will “safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users”

The Government of India on Monday restricted 59 applications, the greater part of them well known Chinese applications, for example, TikTok, Shareit, Mi Video Call, Club Factory and Cam Scanner, refering to danger to national security and power.

The boycott comes amid proceeding with pressures on the outskirt among India and China and spreads an assortment of uses from online business to gaming, web based life, programs, texting and record sharing.

Order to Google Play Store, Apple App Store

“After accepting ongoing trustworthy data sources that such applications present danger to power and respectability of India, the Government of India has chosen to prohibit the utilization … both [on] versatile and non-portable Internet-empowered gadgets,” the Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) said in proclamation.

Banned Apps

As per sources, Meity has given guidelines to Google and Apple to expel the restricted applications from their individual application stores. Moreover, telecom administrators and Internet specialist co-ops will be solicited to square access and use from these applications on their systems.

The Ministry said it was summoning its capacity under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the pertinent arrangements of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules, 2009.

Calling attention to that there has been “a solid ensemble” in the open space to make severe move against such applications, Meity said that other than residents, it got thorough suggestion for obstructing these noxious applications from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center and the Ministry of Home Affairs.


The IT Ministry said it got numerous grievances, including misuse of versatile applications for taking and clandestinely transmitting clients’ information in an unapproved way to servers which have areas outside India. “The arrangement of these information, its mining and profiling by components unfriendly to national security and resistance of India, which at last encroaches upon the power and respectability of India, involves exceptionally profound and prompt concern which requires crisis measures,” it said.

Sanchit Vir Gogia, chief analyst and CEO at Greyhound Research, said the boycott was anything but difficult to execute. “The legislature simply needs to send clear directions to administrators, Internet specialist organizations and the application stores i.e Google’s Play store and Apple’s App Store,” he stated, including that of the whole rundown, TikTok, Mi Video Call and Cam Scanner were the three most basic applications that individuals use in India.

The move, he included, successfully gave China a painful but much needed insight as the nation had for all time restricted applications, for example, Facebook and Google.

Some of the well-known applications in the banned list include TikTok, Shareit, Mi Video Call, Club Factory, UC Browser, Shein, Clash of Kings, Helo, Mi Community, WeChat, Cam Scanner, Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile, Baidu Translate, Mobile Legends.

Full list of apps




4.UC Browser

5.Baidu map


7.Clash of Kings

8.DU battery saver



11.YouCam makeup

12.Mi Community

13.CM Browers

14.Virus Cleaner

15.APUS Browser


17.Club Factory


19.Beutry Plus


21.UC News

22.QQ Mail



25.QQ Music

26.QQ Newsfeed

27.Bigo Live


29.Mail Master

30.Parallel Space

31.Mi Video Call – Xiaomi


33.ES File Explorer

34.Viva Video – QU Video Inc


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


53.QQ International

54.QQ Security Center

55.QQ Launcher

56.U Video

57.V fly Status Video

58.Mobile Legends

59.DU Privacy

The report comes amid growing chorus from Indian activists to boycott Chinese products due to the border tensions between the two countries in Ladakh.

The recommendations of the intelligence agencies have backing of the National Security Council Secretariat which determined that certain China-linked applications could be detrimental to the country’s security, said the report citing an unnamed government official.