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AppLock, Free Fire among 54 Chinese apps banned in India

By Rajan Nath -- February 14, 2022 10:24 am -- Updated:February 14, 2022 1:43 pm

New Delhi: In a major development, the Government of India has reportedly banned 54 more Chinese apps that pose a threat to India’s security.

Reportedly, this is the first lot of 'Chinese' apps that appear to have been banned by the Government of India in 2022. A total of 270 apps were banned since 2020.

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The 54 Chinese apps banned in India include Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera - Selfie Camera, Equalizer & Bass Booster, CamCard for SalesForce Ent, Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite, Viva Video Editor, Tencent Xriver, Onmyoji Chess, Onmyoji Arena, AppLock, Dual Space Lite.

India bans 54 Chinese Apps including AppLock and Free Fire

Here is the complete list of apps banned in India:

1. Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD

2. Beauty Camera - Selfie Camera

3. Equalizer -- Bass Booster & Volume EQ &Virtualizer

4. Music Player- Music, Mp3 Player

5. Equalizer & Bass Booster - Music Volume EQ

6. Music Plus - MP3 Player

7. Equalizer Pro - Volume Booster & Bass Booster

8. Video Player Media All Format

9. Music Player - Equalizer & MP3

10. Volume Booster - Loud Speaker & Sound Booster

11. Music Player - MP3 Player

12. CamCard for SalesForce Ent

13. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite

14. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade

15. APUS Security HD (Pad Version)

16. Parallel Space Lite 32 Support

17. Viva Video Editor - Snack Video Maker with Music

18. Nice video Baidu

19. Tencent Xriver

20. Onmyoji Chess

21. Onmyoji Arena

22. AppLock

23. Dual Space Lite - Multiple Accounts & Clone App

24. Dual Space Pro - Multiple Accounts & App Cloner

25. DualSpace Lite - 32Bit Support

26. Dual Space - 32Bit Support

27. Dual Space - 64Bit Support

28. Dual Space Pro - 32Bit Support

29. Conquer Online - MMORPG Game

30. Conquer Online Ⅱ

31. Live Weather & Radar – Alerts

32. Notes- Color Notepad, Notebook

33. MP3 Cutter - Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter

34. Voice Recorder & Voice Changer

35. Barcode Scanner - QR Code Scan

36. Lica Cam - selfie camera app

37. EVE Echoes

38. Astracraft

39. UU Game Booster-network solution for high ping

40. Extraordinary Ones

41. Badlanders

42. Stick Fight: The Game Mobile

43. Twilight Pioneers

44. CuteU: Match With The World

45. SmallWorld-Enjoy groupchat and video chat

46. CuteU Pro

47. FancyU - Video Chat & Meetup

48. RealU: Go Live, Make Friends

49. MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats

50. RealU Lite -video to live!

51. Wink: Connect Now

52. FunChat Meet People Around You

53. FancyU pro - Instant Meetup through Video chat!

54. Garena Free Fire – Illuminate

Earlier in June last year, India banned 59 Chinese mobile applications including the widely-used social media platforms such as TikTok, WeChat, and Helo keeping in view the threat to the nation's sovereignty and security.

India bans 54 Chinese Apps including AppLock and Free Fire

The majority of the apps banned in the June 29 order were red-flagged by intelligence agencies over concerns that they were collecting user data and possibly also sending them "outside".

This action came after 20 Indian soldiers and an unspecified number of Chinese soldiers were killed during violent clashes in Galwan Valley in Eastern Ladakh amid border tensions with China.

India bans 54 Chinese Apps including AppLock and Free Fire

Later in September, the Government of India further blocked 118 Chinese mobile apps stating that they are "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state and public order".

However, China opposed India's decision to continue the ban on Chinese mobile apps and said the action is in violation of the World Trade Organisation's non-discriminatory principles.

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