Indian Army Asks Personnel to Delete 89 Apps Including Facebook, TikTok, PUBG

Indian Army Asks Personnel to Delete 89 Apps Including Facebook, TikTok, PUBG

Indian Army Asks Personnel to Delete 89 Apps Including Facebook, TikTok, PUBG

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The Indian Army needs its work force to erase 89 applications, running from Tiktok, Facebook, Truecaller, and Instagram, to games like PUBG Mobile, and datings applications like Tinder, just as news applications like Daily Hunt and every single ‘private blog’, as indicated by reports. As indicated by the reports, the military needs faculty to erase these applications to plug the spillage of data. The consideration of classifications like dating applications proposes that the military isn’t simply stressed over digital sneaking around, yet in addition genuine world sneaking around. There is a huge cover with the rundown of 59 Chinese applications prohibited by the legislature, yet this rundown is considerably bigger, and isn’t limited to just applications from China.

A tweet from news office ANI incorporates a photo of a page with the rundown of the applications, and the title, ‘Online networking Apps: Banned for Usage’. It cites Army sources to state that the boycott is to plug spillage of data. Another report, from IndiaTV News included that the military has set a cutoff time of July 15 to erase these applications, or, in all likelihood face activity. Prior to this, the Army permitted its faculty to utilize Facebook however with limitations like not posting pictures in uniform or unveiling the area of their units, as per a report by Times of India.

These incorporate probably the most well known applications in India, for example, Facebook and Instagram, Tinder and PUBG, and furthermore incorporate some general classifications, for example, “all Tencent gaming applications,” and “Private websites”, aside from Chinese applications that have just been prohibited by the legislature, for example, TikTok, SHAREit, and UC Browser. The feature of the rundown likewise says applications prohibited so it’s hazy whether the sites of stages like Facebook or Reddit are additionally restricted — they can without much of a stretch be gotten to from versatile programs rather than the application, all things considered.

The boycott is plainly identified with the strains that are occurring among India and China, however not at all like the administration list, this boycott will just apply to armed force faculty. This isn’t the first occasion when that the military has requested a comparable boycott either. Not long ago, the military gave an admonition to officials utilizing Facebook and WhatsApp, as indicated by a Gadgets Now report. The request likewise asked them not to convey cell phones into bases and dockyards just as ready warships, and coordinated the “restriction on utilization of Facebook by all maritime staff and prohibition on utilization of cell phones inside maritime bases/foundations/dockyards/installed warships.”

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Around a similar time, the US armed force likewise restricted fighters from utilizing TikTok. “It is viewed as a digital danger,” Lt Col Robin Ochoa, a US Army representative let us know based news entry “We don’t permit it on government telephones.”

You can see the full rundown of 89 applications restricted by the Indian Army beneath:

Messaging Platforms

  • WeChat
  • QQ
  • Kik
  • ooVoo
  • Nimbuzz
  • Helo
  • Qzone
  • Share Chat
  • Viber
  • Line
  • IMO
  • Snow
  • To Tok
  • Hike

Video Hosting

  • TikTok
  • Likee
  • Samosa
  • Kwali

Content Sharing

  • Shareit
  • Xender
  • Zapya

Web Browsers

  • UC Browser
  • UC Browser Mini

Video and Live Streaming

  • LiveMe
  • BigoLive
  • Zoom
  • Fast Films
  • Vmate
  • Uplive
  • Vigo Video

Utility Apps

  • Cam Scanner
  • Beauty Plus
  • Truecaller

Gaming Apps

  • PUBG
  • NONO Live
  • Clash of Kings
  • All Tencent gaming apps
  • Mobile Legends


  • Club Factory
  • AliExpress
  • Chinabrands
  • Gearbest
  • Banggood
  • MiniInTheBox
  • Tiny Deal
  • Dhhgate
  • LightinTheBox
  • DX
  • Eric Dress
  • Zaful
  • Tbdress
  • Modility
  • Rosegal
  • Shein
  • Romwe

Dating Apps

  • Tinder
  • TrulyMadly
  • Happn
  • Aisle
  • Coffee Meets Bagel
  • Woo
  • OkCupid
  • Hinge
  • Badoo
  • Azar
  • Bumble
  • Tantan
  • Elite Sinles
  • Tagged
  • Couch Surfing


  • 360 Security


  • Facebook
  • Baidu
  • Instagram
  • Ello
  • Snapchat

News Apps

  • Daily Hunt
  • News Dog

Online Book Reading Apps

  • Pratilipi

Health Apps

  • Heal of Y

Lifestyle Apps


Knowledge Apps

  • Vokal

Music Apps

  • Hungama

Blogging/ Micro Blogging

  • Yelp
  • Tumblr
  • Reddit
  • FriendsFeed
  • Private Blogs

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