India banned 54 Chinese apps that carriage risk to the country’s safety, the ministry of electronics and information technology said today.
The ministry of India said in an official statement that “These 54 apps speciously acquire numerous dangerous permissions and gathers sensitive user data. These collected real-time data are being distorted and conducted to servers located in aggressive country,”
The list of banned applications includes some of the famous Chinese apps like Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera, Garena Free Fire – Illuminate, Viva Video Editor, Tencent Xriver, Onmyoji Arena, AppLock, and Dual Space Lite.
Last year in June, India banned 59 Chinese mobile applications together with the widely-used social media platforms such as TikTok, WeChat, and Helo quoting a risk to the nation’s authority and safety. The applications were debarred under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said. India has impassable 321 apps since border tensions with China in May 2020.
The first phase of bans was publicized in June 2020, days after 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh.
The eastern Ladakh border impasse between the Indian and Chinese militaries erupted on May 5, 2020, following a ferocious clash in the Pangong Lake areas and both sides progressively boosted their deployment by rushing in tens of thousands of soldiers as well as heavyweight artillery. The pressure had intensified subsequent to a fatal clash in the Galwan Valley on June 15 that year.
What is Garena Free Fire and why it is banned in India?
Garena Free Fire is simply a popular battle royale-style mobile game where 50 players compete against each other in a deathmatch. Players are thrown out of a plane without any weapons, and to safeguard their existence, they have to kill other players. There are weapons all across the map, and you take your opponent’s weaponry after assassinating them. In normal mode, the game can go on for as long as there’s only one survivor. Garena also increased fame amongst fans for cooperating with them every day. The corporation accessible everyday redeem codes that deliver the finest rewards to give them an advantage in games.
Not only in India but the Garena Free Fire also remains a topmost battle royale mobile game in the US. App growth tracker Sensor Tower sued that Garena Free Fire overtook PUBG Mobile from Tencent in terms of player spending in the US in Q1 2021. Furthermore, the action title successfully reached one billion downloads on Google Play in January 2022 and became the first “mobile battle royale game to achieve this huge milestone. Now this game is completely banned in India because it is a Chinese-based game which can be a huge thread for Indian users as per the government norms.
The complete list of 54 blocked Chinese apps is provided below
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
IS/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
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 Il
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
39 UU Game Booster-network solution for high ping
40 Extraordinary Ones
42 Stick Fight: The Game Mobile
43 Twilight Pioneers
44 CuteU: Match With The World
45 Small World-Enjoy groupchat and video chat
46 CuteU Pro
47 FancvU – Video Chat & Meetup
48 Real: Go Live. Make Friends
49 MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats
50 Real 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