India Government Bans 54 Chinese Apps Including Free Fire

The Indian government has banned 54 Chinese apps in the country, highlighting that these apps are a ‘threat to India’s security. The Ministry of Electronics and IT has released a list of apps that are banned.

One of the biggest names on the list is “Garena Free Fire- Illuminate.” It is the most popular game alternative to PUBG Mobile.

Apart from Free Fire, the list of banned apps mostly include clones of apps that are already banned in 2020. A few of the apps that were earlier banned had re-launched and re-branded in India.

These 54 Chinese Apps Are Banned in India

With this new list of banned apps, now the total apps are around 324 banned by the Indian government.

There are a few photo editing, editing, app cloning, and games apps. After PUBG Mobile was banned in the country, Garena Free Fire grew a lot in a short time in the gaming industry.

Garena Free Fine game is not available on both Play Store and App Store. However, illuminate version is removed earlier, but the Max version is still there on Play Store. It is said that Google might take it down very soon.

Here is the Full List of 54 Banned Apps:

  1. AppLock
  2. APUS Security HD (Pad Version)
  3. Astracraft
  4. Badlanders
  5. Barcode Scanner – QR Code Scan
  6. Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera
  7. Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD
  8. CamCard for SalesForce Ent
  9. Conquer Online
  10. Conquer Online – MMORPG Game
  11. CuteU Pro
  12. CuteU: Match With The World
  13. Dual Space – 32Bit Support
  14. Dual Space – 64Bit Support
  15. Dual Space Lite – Multiple Accounts & Clone App
  16. Dual Space Pro – 32Bit Support
  17. Dual Space Pro – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
  18. DualSpace Lite – 32Bit Support
  19. Equalizer – Bass Booster & Volume EQ & Virtualizer
  20. Equalizer & Bass Booster – Music Volume EQ
  21. Equalizer Pro – Volume Booster & Bass Booster
  22. EVE Echoes
  23. Extraordinary Ones
  24. FancyU – Video Chat & Meetup
  25. FancyU pro – Instant Meetup through Video chat!
  26. FunChat Meet People Around You
  27. Garena Free Fire – Illuminate
  28. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite
  29. Lica Cam – selfie camera app
  30. Live Weather & Radar – Alerts
  31. MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats
  32. MP3 Cutter – Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter
  33. Music Player – Equalizer & MP3
  34. Music Player – MP3 Player
  35. Music Player – Music, MP3 Player
  36. Music Plus – MP3 Player
  37. Nice video baidu
  38. Notes – Color Notepad, Notebook
  39. Onmyoji Arena
  40. Onmyoji Chess
  41. Parallel Space Lite 32 Support
  42. RealU Lite -video to live!
  43. RealU: Go Live, Make Friends
  44. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
  45. SmallWorld-Enjoy groupchat and video chat
  46. Stick Fight: The Game Mobile
  47. Tencent Xriver
  48. Twilight Pioneers
  49. UU Game Booster-network solution for high ping
  50. Video Player Media All Format
  51. Viva Video Editor – Snack Video Maker with Music
  52. Voice Recorder & Voice Changer
  53. Volume Booster – Loud Speaker & Sound Booster
  54. Wink: Connect Now
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has ordered Google and Apple to block access to these apps. This ban is imposed under the provisions of Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

However, this is not the first time the Indian government has banned Chinese apps. Earlier, in June 2020, the IT ministry banned 59 apps including TikTok, Shareit, and others.
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