The Government of India has banned 47 processors that acted as clones of 59 banned Chinese processors.
Protests against Chinese products in India have erupted following the recent India-China border dispute. As a result, 59 processors, including TikTok from China, were banned in India. Although the ban on Chinese processors has been well-received among Indians, the ban on processors including TikTok, Hello and UC Browser has reached out to its customers.
Chinese mobile processors, including TikTok, were abruptly removed from the Google Play Store and Apple Store sites after they were officially banned. Yet there have been complaints that these processors continue to be misused. For example, the Indians began to use the TikTok processor by translating its language into Turkish. After changing the language, TikTok ran as usual. Similarly, the unofficial TikTok app has been downloaded from the Google site
It also ordered the 59 Chinese operators who were banned in such circumstances to withdraw completely from India. The Indian government has warned Chinese companies that it will take strict action if it is found to be abusing without doing so. In this case, the next step was to ban 47 Chinese apps by the Indian government. These apps act as clones of 59 apps already banned in India.
The ban was issued by the federal government on July 24. TikTok, Toe, Light, Hello Lair, Shareit Light, Bigo Live Light, VFY Only 47 processors, including Lite, are currently banned.