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India/China Border Clash Apparently Leads to Indian Ban on Chinese Apps in Apple’s App Store

India/China Border Clash Apparently Leads to Indian Ban on Chinese Apps in Apple’s App Store

The longstanding border dispute between India and China has led to increased scrutiny of Chinese electronics shipments into India, and now India is banning 59 popular Chinese apps in the Apple App Store in India.

India banned 59 popular Chinese apps earlier this week, accusing the apps of threatening the “sovereignty and integrity” of the country. The Ministry of Information Technology, invoked its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act to block 59 apps since “in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”