The government of India has banned at least 59 Chinese apps

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The move came amid tension with China following the June 15 clashes at Ladakh

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According to reports, 20 Indian soldiers died in the action and more than 70 were injured

Sources said intelligence inputs suggested that the apps have been violating the terms of usage, compromising users privacy, and being used as spyware or malware

In a statement, the government said the apps were blocked "in view of 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".

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The statement from the Ministry of Electronics and Information and Technology said it had received an "exhaustive recommendation" from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The ministry said it also received representations from people on "security of data and risk to privacy" regarding certain apps.

Likewise, there have been similar bipartisan concerns, flagged by various public representatives, both outside and inside the Parliament of India.

There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against Apps that harm India's sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens," the statement read.

Here is the full list of apps that have been banned:

TikTok, Shareit, Kwai, UC Browser, Baidu map...

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...Shein, Clash of Kings, DU battery saver, Helo, Likee...

...YouCam makeup, Mi Community, CM Browsers, Virus Cleaner, APUS Browser...

...ROMWE, Club Factory, Newsdog, Beutry Plus, WeChat...

...UC News, QQ Mail, Weibo, Xender, QQ Music...

QQ Newsfeed, Bigo Live, SelfieCity, Mail Master, Parallel Space...

Mi Video Call — Xiaomi, WeSync, ES File Explorer, Viva Video, QU Video Inc 35, Meitu

Vigo Video, New Video Status, DU Recorder, Vault- Hide, Cache Cleaner DU App studio...

Wonder Camera, Photo Wonder, QQ Player, We Meet, Sweet Selfie...

Baidu Translate, Vmate, QQ International, QQ Security Center, QQ Launcher...

U Video, V fly Status Video, Mobile Legends, DU Privacy