ANI is one of the news agencies Tweets There is a shared page image that lists the names of these apps, including ‘Social Media Apps: Use of Banning’. The tweet also quoted military sources as saying that the military had banned the apps to prevent information leaks. Another from IndiaTV News Report It is said that the army has set a deadline of July 15 to remove these apps, otherwise the staff will have to take action. Earlier, the Times of India Report The military said its personnel were allowed to use Facebook, but with restrictions such as not wearing uniforms or disclosing the location of its units, the report said.
Indian Army asks its personnel to delete 89 apps from smartphones including Facebook, Tiktok, Truecaller and Instagram for leaking information: Indian Army sources pic.twitter.com/l23Lu5ndNh
– ANI (@ANI) July 8, 2020
These include several popular applications in India such as Facebook, Instagram, Tinder and PUBG Mobile. In addition to these, some large categories are included, such as “All Tencent Gaming Apps” and “Personal Blogs” Already banned 59 Chinese applications Huh. The title of the list shows that there is talk of removing apps. However, it is not yet clear whether websites on platforms such as Facebook or Reddit are also banned, as the app can be easily accessed from a mobile browser instead.
The ban is clearly related to the ongoing tensions between India and China, but unlike the official list, the ban only applies to military personnel. This is not the first time the military has imposed such a ban. One of the gadgets is now released earlier this year Report Authorities alerted officials using Facebook and WhatsApp, according to the military. The order told staff that the smartphone would not be carried on the base and dockyard as well as on warships. Not only that, “The use of Facebook was banned by all naval personnel and the use of smartphones in naval bases / installations / dockyards / warships was prohibited.”
Let us know further that the US military also banned the use of tick by soldiers. “This is considered a cyber threat. We do not allow this on government phones,” Lt. Col. Robin Ochoa, a U.S. military spokesman, told U.S.-based news portal Military.com.