By Dikhya Mohanty
With the Indian Government recently banned mobile applications run by China, the Indian Army ordered its personnel to delete 89 applications from their smartphones which includes Facebook and Instagram.
Even last year also, the Indian army identified 150 profiles being used by Pakistan to trap Indian Army officers. Even 10 days back Indian Government banned 59 Chinese mobile applications including Tik Tok, UC Browser making a rigid statement on India’s stand against Chinese hostility.
Because of this recurrence of such incidents, the Indian Army has asked its personnel to remove Instagram, Facebook, and other 87 applications from their mobile phones as it can lead to leakage of information.
News agency ANI reported quoting Indian Army sources by listing out those applications that the Indian Army has asked its personnel to delete.
The list includes the China-based applications that are already banned; other big names are divided into numerous categories like messaging apps – (We Chat, Helo, Share Chat, Viber, IMO, Hike and others), video hosting (Tik Tok, Likee, Samosa, Kwali, and others), contents sharing (ShareIt, Xender, Zapya, and others), web browsers (UC Browser and UC Browser Mini), video and live streaming (Zoom, LiveMe, Vmate, Uplive and others), utility apps (CamScanner, Beauty Plus, and True Caller), gaming apps (PUBG, Clash of Kings and others), eCommerce apps (Club Factory, AliExpress, Chinabrands, and others), dating apps (Tinder, OkCupid, Badoo, Bumble, Happn, Couch Surfing, and others), news apps (News Dog and Daily Hunt), lifestyle apps (POPXO), music apps (Hungama and Songs.pk) and blogging/microblogging apps (Tumblr, Reddit, and others).