TikTok and beyond: India banned Chinese apps

TikTok и не только: Индия запретила китайские приложения

The Indian government has decided to ban tens developed in China mobile apps, including the famous TikTok.

“The government of India banned the TikTok and dozens of others created in China applications because, in his opinion, they are a threat to the security of the country”, – stated in the message.

Indian authorities in a statement said that these mobile apps “have caused damage to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order.”

In General, this prohibition applies to 59 applications. Among them, besides the popular social network, TikTok, is also very common among the inhabitants of India, messenger WeChat.

This situation is linked to the recent Sino-Indian escalation on the border in the highlands of the Himalayas. So, in June as a result of border clashes killed at least 20 Indian military.

As you know, India is the largest foreign market for TikTok: there is this app used by about 120 million people.

The government