Indian Army orders personnel to delete 89 apps including Facebook and InstagramJuly 09, 2020 20:54
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In line with central government’s move to ban apps by foreign countries, Indian army has ordered the jawans to delete 89 apps that also include dating apps like Tinder, Aisle, Truly Madly and Couch surfing.
Indian army on Wednesday has ordered all its personnel to delete 89 apps, the apps mainly from China from their smart phones which also include popular apps like Facebook and Instagram.
The list of applications also includes Chinese apps like Tik Tok, Bigo Live, Truecaller, WeChat, Zoom ans Vigo Video. The decision was taken by the Indian army to curb the leakage of information from India to China and other foreign countries.
Moreover, news apps such as Daily Hunt and dating apps like Tinder are also in the list of these 89 apps.
The Indian army containing 13 lakh personnel was asked to delete these apps by July 15, which marks one month to the deadly clash between India and China at Galwan valley where 20 Indian soldiers were martyred.
Around 10 days back, the Indian government has banned 59 Chinese apps and made a strong statement on India stand against Chinese hostility.
The government has said that banning of 59 China’s applications was to protect the country’s sovereignty and integrity, security of State and public order.
The Indian government in an order issued 10 days ago said that it has received various complaints from various sources regarding misuse of some mobile applications available on android and IOS and said that it has taken this decision to safeguard the privacy of 130 crore Indians.
The Indian government has accused various countries of stealing and surreptitiously transmitting user’s data in unauthorized manner.
As it is a matter of very deep and immediate concern the Indian government has asserted that this move of a ban on certain apps is necessary.
The government has also firmly stated that India is emerging as a leading innovator in terms of technological advancements and is becoming a primary market in the digital arena.
By Gayatri Yellayi