- Defense Ministry told army personnel – these apps threaten the security of the country
- The 89 app also included 59 Chinese apps, which the government has banned.
1.3 million soldiers and officers of the Indian Army have been asked to remove 89 apps including Daily Hunt News App, Facebook, Instagram, TicketLock, Zoom and PUBG from their phones by July 15. Sources in the Ministry of Defense say that sensitive information of the country is being leaked through these apps.
Seeing these apps as a threat to the security of the country, the army has said that whoever does not follow these orders, strict action will be taken against them. These 89 apps also include 59 Chinese apps, which have recently been banned by the Indian government.
The online target being made to the jawans
, a senior official of the Ministry of Defense said that in recent times there has been a huge increase in the incidents of online targeting of jawans. Several incidents of sensitive information being leaked to the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI after Indian military personnel honeytraped on social media.
The army claims that by gathering information through the app, neighboring countries like Pakistan and China are constantly creating problems along the border and the Line of Control. Earlier in November last year, the army had advised its officers and jawans to avoid using WhatsApp in official work.
Authorities also asked to delete the account
The army also asked officers posted in sensitive posts to delete their Facebook accounts. The list of 89 apps now banned by the Indian Army includes News Dog, True Caller, Club Factory, UC Browser, Cam Scanner, Beauty Plus, WeChat, Hungama, Snapchat, Shareite and Tinder.
Army banned these apps
Messaging Platforms: Facebook, Baidu, Instagram, Aloe, Snapchat, WeChat, QQ, Kick, Come That, Nimbuzz, Hello, Q Zone, Share Chat, Viber, Line, IMO, Snow, Two-Talk, Hike
Video Hosting: Tick-Talk, Likey, Samosa, Quali, Content Sharing, Share It, Gender, Japya
Web Browser: UC Browser, UC Browser Mini
Video & Live Streaming: Live Me, Bigo Live, Zoom, Fast Films, We Met, Up Live, Vigo Video
Utility Apps: Cam Scanner, Beauty Plus, True Caller
Gaming Apps: PubG, Nono Live, Clash of Kings, All Tenant Gaming Apps, Mobile Legends
E-Commerce: Culb Factory, Ali Express, China Brands, Gear Best, Bang Good, Minin the Box, Tiny Deal, DHH Gate, Lighten the Box, DX, Eric Desk, JOful, TBDress, Modility, Rosegal, Sheen, Romvi
Dating Apps: Tinder, Truly Madley, Happen, Isle, Coffee Meets Badgele, Woo, OK Cupid, Hinge, Ezar, Bumbley, Tantain, Elite Singles, Tazed, Couch Surfing
Anti Virus: 360 Security
News, online book reading apps : News Dog, Daily Hunt, CC, Vocal
Lifestyle App: PopExo
Health App: Heal of Y
Music Apps: Hungama, Songs.PK
Blogging / Micro Blogging: Yelp, Tumblr, Reddit, Friends Feed, Private Blogs