Facebook, Instagram, PUBG, Tinder among 89 apps banned by Indian army

WION Web Team NEW DELHI Jul 09, 2020, 09.37 AM(IST) Edited By: Nikhil Pandey

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Snapchat, Tinder, OkCupid, UC Browser, Bumble, ShareIt, Xender, Helo, CamScanner, Club Factory etc are among those 89 apps.

The Indian Army has banned 89 applications and asked all its officers and soldiers to uninstall them by July 15, reports said on Wednesday.

Also read: India bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser citing national security

Snapchat, Tinder, OkCupid, UC Browser, Bumble, ShareIt, Xender, Helo, CamScanner, Club Factory etc are among those 89 apps.

The Indian government had around 10 days back prohibited 59 Chinese mobile applications, including the famous video-sharing app TikTok, offering a harsh expression on India's stand against Chinese aggression.

Also read: Immediately remove 52 Chinese apps from your phone, orders Uttar Pradesh STF to employees

Some of the 89 apps are among those which the Centre has already banned stating "they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order".

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"The existing accounts are required to be deleted and not left deactivated. Any service persons found on Facebook/using banned sites post-July 15 will be reported," sources in the Indian Army said.

(With inputs from agencies)