The government imposed new bans on as many as 43 mobile apps linked to China on Tuesday. These applications include AliExpress, and Live. The latest ban comes almost three months after the government banned the popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile and 117 other apps and games linked to China. Initially, the government banned 59 apps, including some well-known apps, including TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser and WeChat.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the government has implemented a ban in accordance with Article 69A of the Information Technology Action.

The statement said: “These actions are based on the input of these applications. These activities will damage ’s sovereignty and integrity, India’s defense, national and public order.”

The ministry also stated that it had issued an order prohibiting users in the country from accessing these applications based on the “comprehensive report provided by the Indian Cybercrime Coordination Center of the Ministry of the Interior”. However, the government has not provided any specific details about the issues that led to the banning of the 43 apps.

In late June, the government banned to 59 applications, including other popular names such as TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser, and WeChat. Next comes another ban, banning about 47 applications, most of which are cloned versions, or just some different versions of the banned applications. In early September, the government banned 118 apps and games, including PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite.

List of 43 mobile applications prohibited by the government:

  1. AliSuppliers mobile app
  2. Alibaba Workbench
  3. AliExpress-Smarter Shopping, Better Life
  4. Alipay cashier
  5. Lalamove India-Delivery Application
  6. Driving with Laramov, India
  7. Snacks
  8. CamCard-Business Card Reader
  9. CamCard-BCR (Western)
  10. Soul-follow the soul to find you
  11. Chinese Social-Free Online Dating Video App and Chat
  12. Dating in -Asian Singles Dating and Chat
  13. WeDate dating app
  14. Free dating app-Singol, start your date!
  15. Adore App
  16. TrulyChinese-Chinese dating app
  17. TrulyAsian-Asian dating app
  18. ChinaLove: Chinese singles dating app
  19. DateMyAge: online chat, meetups, dating mature singles
  20. AsianDate: Find Asian singles
  21. FlirtWish: Chat with singles
  22. Guys only dating: gay chat
  23. Tubit: Live
  24. WeWork China
  25. First Love Live-Super Hot Live Beauty Online Live
  26. Rela-lesbian social network
  27. Cashier wallet
  28. Mango TV
  29. MGTV-Hunan Satellite TV Official TV App
  30. WeTV-TV version
  31. WeTV-Cdrama, Kdrama, etc.
  32. WeTV Lite
  33. Lucky Live Video Streaming App
  34. Taobao Live
  35. Ding Yu
  36. Identity V
  37. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
  38. BoxStar (early access)
  39. Hero evolution
  40. Happy fish
  41. Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island!
  42. Monchkin Competition: House of Magic
  43. Conquista Online II
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