Indian Army asks personnel to delete 89 apps including dailyhunt, Facebook, TikTok, tinder, PUBG
After the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps for everyone in the country, the Indian Army asked soldiers and officers to remove 89 apps from their smartphones. The report first came from the news agency ANI. The agency posted a full list of 89 apps on Wednesday. Notably, the list includes only apps of China origin, such as Facebook, Tinder, Instagram, among others.
In a Twitter post, the news agency stated that “the Indian Army has asked its personnel to remove 89 apps from their smartphones, including Facebook, Tiktok, Truecaller, and Instagram, for leaking information plugs.” The list includes both Chinese and non-Chinese apps, ranging from messaging platforms to health apps to popular mobile games and more.
This list includes all 59 Chinese apps that have recently been included in the banned government in India and some more Chinese and non-Chinese applications.
Commenting on the matter, a spokesperson for Truecaller said in an email statement, “It is frustrating and sad to learn that Truecaller is on the list of 89 apps that are being banned by the Indian Armed Forces for their personnel.” Truecaller is an app of Swedish origin that considers India as its home. We also have great respect for the Armed Forces and we stand in solidarity with them and the Government of India. We would like to reiterate that Truecaller is safe to use for our citizens and for our armed forces personnel. We see no reason for Truecaller to be on this list and will investigate the matter further. Indian army Truecaller provides an important service to more than 170 million people in India, identifying and blocking millions of spam calls and SMSs every day. Our inclusion in this list is unfair and unjust for the following reasons:
Truecaller stores all user data in India, beyond the rules
All application features are permission-based and disabled by default
Most of Truecaller’s employees worldwide are Indians
Truecaller does not upload phonebooks or sell user data – https://www.truecaller.com/privacy
For women facing harassment, fraudsters who try to steal your money and who are constantly facing a barrage of spam – TrueSeller is often the first and only effective line of defense – https: // www. truecaller.com/impact. “
The move comes amid tensions at the border between India and China. The army clearly does not want to leak any information.indian army Another IndiaTV News report said that the army has set a deadline of 15 July for soldiers and officers to remove apps listed from their smartphones.
In particular, apps other than 59 banned Chinese apps are not banned in India. The army has asked officers to remove them only from their mobile phones.