By The Colourboard Desk
Nearly a month after banning 59 Chinese apps, the Indian government has banned 47 more Chinese apps from operating in the country, which were largely clones of the previously banned apps, sources said.
The list of the concerned mobile applications will be published soon.
An official source told IANS that the latest apps to be banned were found to be cloning the previously banned apps.
The development comes days after the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) directed the 59 banned apps to strictly adhere to the orders or face serious action in case of violation.
It also has written to all the companies concerned and said that making the apps available, directly or indirectly, would violate IT Act and other laws.
On June 29 i.e last month the government had banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, WeChat and UC Browser and Xiaomi's Mi Community over national security concerns amid the border tussle in Ladakh which led to the death of 20 Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley clash with Chinese PLA troops.
According to the ministry, the move would safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile users.
It is believed that some of the top gaming Chinese apps including Pubg mobile would be a part of the new list of banned apps.