India bans another 43 Chinese apps as border tensions along LAC continue to simmer

India bans another 43 Chinese apps as border tensions along LAC continue to simmer. 

India has banned another 43 Chinese apps from the country in the name of data privacy and security. The list mostly consists of dating apps that pose the risk of ‘honey trapping’ officials or soldiers. It also bans the online shopping application AlibabaExpress.

List of 43 Chinese apps banned: Once again, the Indian government has announced a ban on another set of Chinese apps. The 43 Chinese apps have been banned under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. The action has been taken based on inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities prejudicial to India’s sovereignty, integrity, defense, security, and public order

The Indian government on Tuesday banned 43 mobile apps in India under section 69A of the IT Act.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that the action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in ‘activities that are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order.’

The move comes months after the government first blocked access to 59 mobile apps in June 2020 and then extended the ban to 118 more apps in September 2020. This totals to 177 apps. With the latest apps being banned, the total number of apps being banned in India stands at 220.


Here’s the list of 43 Chinese apps that have been banned in India now:

suppliers Mobile App

Alibaba Workbench

AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living

Alipay Cashier

Lalamove India – Delivery App

Drive with Lalamove India

Snack Video

CamCard – Business Card Reader

CamCard – BCR (Western)

Soul- Follow the soul to find you

Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat

Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles

We Date-Dating App

Free dating app- Singol, start your date!

Adore App

TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App

TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App

ChinaLove: the dating app for Chinese singles

DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online

AsianDate: find Asian singles

FlirtWish: chat with singles

Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat

Tubit: Live Streams

We Work China

First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online

Rela – Lesbian Social Network

Cashier Wallet


MGTV- HunanTV official TV APP

WeTV – TV version

WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More

WeTV Lite

Lucky Live- Live Video Streaming App

Taobao Live


Identity V

Isoland 2: Ashes of Time

BoxStar (Early Access)

Heroes Evolved

Happy Fish

Jellipop Match- Decorate your dream island!

Munchkin Match: magic home building

Conquista Online II

India bans another 43 Chinese apps as border tensions along LAC continue to simmer

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