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India's Intelligence Bureau urges troops to delete Chinese apps such as UC Browser and WeChat due to security risk

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By Taruka Srivastav, Reporter

November 30, 2017 | 2 min read

Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB) has directed troops stationed at the international border to uninstall 42 Chinese apps, namely WeChat, Truecaller, Weibo, UC Browser and UC News, among others, as they fear cyber espionage by the Chinese.

India's Intelligence Bureau urges troops to delete Chinese apps such as UC Browser and WeChat due to security risk

India's Intelligence Bureau urges troops to delete Chinese apps such as UC Browser and WeChat due to security risk

IB claims that the China is using apps to steal sensitive data which poses a grave threat to India's security as reported by Zee News.

China already toppled Indian smartphone makers with strategic innovation and marketing, which further brings them under scrutiny of IB. IB frequently warns the Line of Actual Control (LAC) troops to be wary of using Chinese smartphones.

Here's the full list of the 42 Chinese apps

42 Chinese apps
42 Chinese apps
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