“The collection of this data, its undermining and profiling of elements hostile to India’s national security and defense, which ultimately undermines India’s sovereignty and integrity, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern requiring urgent action,” he said, listing 59 applications, including many prominent Chinese those that will be subject to prohibition.
“There was a strong assembly in the public space to take strict action against applications that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens,” the government added. Other popular Chinese apps on the list include the video game Clash of Kings, the WeChat messaging app, the Weibo social network, and the CamScanner photo app.
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