India the state says it will ban 59 Chinese apps, according to news agency AFP. These include the world-famous social media service TikTok and the instant messaging service WeChat, which is widely used in China.
The Indian government justified this on security grounds. It says the decision is a stepping stone to safeguard India’s cyber security and sovereignty.
“The applications have been used in activities that undermine India’s sovereignty and integrity, defense, security and public order,” the Indian Ministry of Communications said in a statement.
According to the ministry, the decision was made after several complaints were received from users about data breaches and invasions of privacy. It is not yet known when the ban will take effect.
The relationship between China and India has been even more tense since the violent border on the Himalayas a couple of weeks ago. confrontation.
According to the Indian Army, 20 Indian soldiers died when soldiers from the countries fought each other with iron rods and sticks.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said there was a violent conflict at the border that began when Indian soldiers crossed the border and attacked Chinese personnel.