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Indian Army Asks Personnel To Delete 89 Apps From Smartphones To Curb Data Breach

Indian Army has released a list of 89 apps that have been banned to be used for army personnel. These apps include almost all the apps from the previously released list of apps banned by the Indian Government for all Indians. These apps, however, include apps not only having Chinese origin but all apps which may breach user data.

ANI Tweeted the report stating all the 89 apps banned for the army. The list includes various popular apps such as Facebook, PUBG, Tinder, Reddit, TikTok, and many more.

Reports suggest the Army has also banned its personnel from using any kind of ‘Private Blogs’ as well. Moreover, the personnel has also been directed to delete all the apps stated in the list by July 15.

Even earlier this year, the army warned its personnel from using Facebook and WhatsApp. Also, they were asked not to carry smartphones in their bases, docks, and onboard warships. The guideline earlier stated “ban on the use of Facebook by all naval personnel and ban on the use of smartphones within naval bases/establishments/ dockyards / onboard warships.”

The complete list of 89 apps banned by the Indian Army is:

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

E-Commerce

  • 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

Antivirus

  • 360 Security

Networking

  • Facebook
  • Baidu
  • Instagram
  • Ello
  • Snapchat

News Apps

  • Daily Hunt
  • News Dog

Online Book Reading Apps

  • Pratilipi

Health Apps

  • Heal of Y

Lifestyle Apps

  • POPXO

Knowledge Apps

  • Vokal

Music Apps

  • Hungama
  • Songs.pk

Blogging/ Micro Blogging

  • Yelp
  • Tumblr
  • Reddit
  • FriendsFeed
  • Private Blogs

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Jay Kapadia

A Wannabe Computer Science Engineer, Tech-savvy individual and a Sports Geek.

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