The Information and Technology Ministry banned 47 apps on July 24, which are clones or variants of Chinese-linked 59 apps banned earlier in June.
Sources in the ministry also told The Indian Express that the problem was with the operational ethics of certain apps. 'Operational ethics' refers to data going back to the Chinese government. The Indian government also warned of serious action in case of any violation.
After the new ban on 47 apps, the total number of mobile applications banned for being prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity, and defense of the country rose to 106.