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Indian Army Asks Personnel To Delete 89 Apps Including Facebook, Instagram

New Delhi: The Indian Military has requested all its personnel and troopers to take away 89 apps by July 15 owing to the nationwide safety dangers.

The checklist not solely have Chinese language apps which have already been banned by the federal government like TikTok but in addition carries US-based platforms like Fb, Instagram, Snapchat, Zoom, Truecaller, Reddit and extra.

The 89 apps have social media accounts, content material sharing apps, brief video making apps, e-commerce and courting websites like, WeChat, Hike, Likee, Shareit, PUBG and Tinder, and so forth.

“The existing accounts are required to be deleted and not left deactivated. Any service persons found on Facebook/using banned sites post-July 15 will be reported,” in accordance with the sources within the Indian Military.

The choice has apparently been taken to be able to cease delicate data from going out the nation.

India has already banned 59 Chinese language apps, together with TikTok, saying these apps opened the way in which for “elements hostile to national security and defence” to use them to “ultimately impinge upon the sovereignty and integrity of India”.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has mentioned that Washington was banning Chinese language social media apps, together with TikTok.

In a Fox Information interview on Monday, Pompeo mentioned that “we’re taking this very seriously”.


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