TikTok temporarily halts its services in India, Delisted from app stores

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"For the time being the users who have been using these apps may be able to use them but it's just a matter of days, before a total blockage happens", the cyber security expert added.

"In view of the emergent nature of threats, [the Ministry of Information Technology] has made a decision to block 59 apps since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order", said a statement issued by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

A day after the Centre banned 59 mobile apps with China links, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that any apps released in the country must adhere to India's data integrity, privacy, sovereignty, and transparency and stressed that the country has to stay "data sovereign".

"As the second largest populated country with one of the highest number of mobile phone users we have the power to make an economic dent by banning so many Chinese apps".

But the border clash was the first deadly violence on their disputed Himalayan border in 45 years, claiming the lives of 20 Indian soldiers. The list of banned Chinese apps includes TikTok and UC Browser which had been downloaded by millions of Indians.

"China is strongly concerned", Indian news agency ANI quoted the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian as saying on Tuesday.

China and India have long had a prickly relationship. Chinese casualties are unknown.

The Indian deaths triggered outrage on social media with calls to boycott Chinese products. Chinese flags were set on fire and traders destroyed Chinese goods at scattered street protests.

China claims territory in India's northeast, while New Delhi accuses Beijing of occupying its territory in the Aksai Chin plateau in the Himalayas, including part of the Ladakh region.

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India shares U.S. unease about growing Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean and New Delhi has bolstered defence cooperation with Washington as well as Australia and Japan.

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"Chinese investors are going to become very wary of investing in India".

He was due to address the nation again at 4:00 pm (1030 GMT) on Tuesday.

This is the first time that India, the world's second largest internet market with almost half of its 1.3 billion population online, has ordered to ban so many foreign apps.

Though the Chinese Foreign Ministry withheld any more comments, its mission here said the grounds for the banning of the 59 apps was "ambiguous and far-fetched", grated against the general trend of global trade and e-commerce and was not conducive to consumer interests and the market competition in India.

On the app front, we are well prepared.

"Right now I don't think there are any easy options for New Delhi".

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