Indian Army personnel have been reportedly asked to uninstall 89 mobile applications from their smartphones to prevent the leakage of the information. Not just Chinese app TikTok, but others like Facebook, Tinder, PUBG and Instagram have also been termed as a threat to the national security, the Army sources said as per an ANI report.

Other popular apps from the list of 89 apps are Snapchat, OkCupid, UC Browser, Bumble, ShareIt, Xender, Helo, CamScanner and Club Factory.

Earlier, the Indian Government banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, UC News and CamScanner amid the ongoing border conflict with China. The Government had stated, “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”.

Here is the list of popular apps that the Indian Army has decided to get rid of:

Messaging apps: We Chat, Helo, Share Chat, Viber, IMO, Hike
Video hosting apps: Tik Tok, Likee, Samosa, Kwali
Content sharing apps: ShareIt, Xender, Zapya
Web browser: UC Browser
Streaming apps: Zoom, LiveMe, Vmate, Uplive
Utility apps: CamScanner, Beauty Plus and True Caller
Gaming apps: PUBG, Clash of Kings
E-Commerce apps: Club Factory, AliExpress, Chinabrands
Dating apps: Tinder, OkCupid, Badoo, Bumble, Happn, Couch Surfing
News apps: News Dog and Daily Hunt
Lifestyle app: POPXO
Music apps: Hungama and