Indian Army Asks Personnel to Delete Facebook, Instagram & 87 Apps

The list of 89 mobile applications also include the 59 Chinese apps that were banned by India earlier.

Published09 Jul 2020, 08:08 AM IST
India
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The Indian Army on Wednesday, 8 July, has asked the soldiers and officers to delete 89 mobile applications from their smartphones including Facebook and Instagram, reported ANI.

The list of 89 mobile applications also include the 59 Chinese apps that were banned by the Indian government earlier.

"The directive has been issued because there has been an exponential increase in the number of military personnel being targeted online by intelligence agencies of Pakistan and China," an officer told The Times of India.

The list includes Zoom, Snapchat, Reddit, Tumblr, and dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, as well as gaming apps like PUBG. E-commerce websites like Club Factory, Ali Express have also been banned.

This comes amid rising tensions between India and China at the border.

Earlier in November, the army had asked personnel to "avoid using WhatsApp" for official work.

(With inputs from Times of India, ANI.)

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