Privacy And Security

Digital strike 2.0 on China: Centre blocks over 232 apps with Chinese links

Sources said that all these apps were found to violate Section 69 of the IT Act and contained material which was deemed as a threat to India’s sovereignity and integrity. The action was reportedly initiated by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) on the recommendation of the Ministry of Home Affairs

Third-party connections

States such as Telangana, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh as well as central intelligence agencies had then asked the Union Home Ministry to take action against these apps. The government has found that 94 apps are available on e-stores and that others are working through third-party links.

It is learnt that many apps are now not available to download on smartphones but sources say the betting apps and games are being downloaded through independent links or websites.

MHA actions

The MHA had started investigating some Chinese loan giving apps around six months ago. It was revealed that 94 such apps were available on the e-store and operated through third party links.

Around that time, security agencies had asked the Ministry to impose a ban on such betting and loan lending apps. Significantly, the Centre had banned 54 Chinese apps that posed as a threat to the country’s security in 2022.

Here's A Complete List Of Banned Apps:

1. Sports Betting Game - BETUP

2. 3patti Guide

3. Lagai Khai Pro - Betting Game

4. Sports Betting™ the Sportsbook

5. WagerLab Bet on Sports & Props

6. Live Bet Zlive

7. BetNetix: Football Betting

8. Bet On Sports

9. SuperDraft Sportsbook - Prizes

10. Lucky slots -casino VIP

11. Betway - Live Sports Betting

12. 1xBet: sports betting

13. Parimatch: Live Sports Betting

14. 22Bet: Live Sports Betting

15. Cricket: Sports Betting

16. BetWiser - Best Betting Odd

17. Bet On Sports

18. 20Bet

19. Lagai Khai Pro

20. BETUP - Sports Betting Game

21. BetQL - Sports Betting Data

22. Scores And Odds Sports Betting

23. VegasInsider Sports Betting

24. BettingPros: Sports Betting

25. Best Bet Casino™ Slot Games

26. Win2Win

27. TipsterMan - Betting Tips

28. Papel Betting Tips

29. Betting United: Betting Tips

30. Football Betting Tips & Odds

31. Sports Betting Picks & Tip App

32. Onside Sports: Scores, Live Od

33. London Betting Tips

34. Bet Analytix

35. betM - Sports Betting Tool

36. Betting Tips

37. SI - Betting tips

38. Betting Tips

39. BetMines Betting Predictions

40. Betstamp - Sports Betting Hub

41. Virtual Sports Betting Predict

42. SattaMatka Fix Game

43. Play To Win: Win Real Money

44. Sports Betting for Real

45. Pikkit: Sports Bet Tracker

46. myVEGAS Bingo - Bingo Games

47. Bingo Crown - Fun Bingo Games

48. Bingo Crown - Fun Bingo Games

49. Spin for Cash!-Real Money Slot

50. Crash Rocket Gambling

51. Casino Real Money: Win Cash

52. Super Slot - Win Cash

53. Golden Slots

54. Enchanted Island

55. Big Winner - Lucky Wheel

56. Silver Luck

57. Anubis Treasure

58. 3 Lucky Casino

59. Divine Fortune 2

60. Happy 3Patti

61. DoubleU Casino™ - Vegas Slots

62. Block Online Gambling - Gamban

63. Cashman Casino Las Vegas Slots

64. PokerStars: Texas Holdem Games

65. Teen Patti Dhamal

66. Lotus 365

67. Satta King: Satta Matka Result

68. Games

69. CRICKET ΒΕΤЅ | All Cricket Βеt

70. Roulette Online

71. Bet Winner-Popular online game

72. Teen Patti Lucky Gold

73. Avia Pilot

74. Record Trade

75. Teen Patti Romio

76. Rich Club

77. Ludo Vungo

78. Teen Patti Kash

79. Lucky Star Slots-Vegas Casino

80. Teen Patti Bhoomi: Patti Poker

81. Teen Patti Guide

82. DAFABET - 2022

83. Bet O Bet-Live Sports Betting

84. Megapari

85. Spin casino: Slot machines

86. Live Baccarat

87. Betfair Live Line

88. BetVictor Bet

89. Blackjack Live

90. ladbrokes odds&tips

91. Rummy

92. Zodiac Casino

93. Grand Mondial Casino

94. Videoslots Fun


96. Royal Panda

97. Casumo Casino

98. Casumo Online Games: Extended

99. Casumo Slots

100. Vegas Royal

101. betM - Sports Betting Tool

102. MostBet

103. Pure Win

104. Zet Casino


105. Lottabet

107. Wheel of Fortune


109. Slots Machines - Vegas Casino

110. Betvisa

111. AndarBahar Poker

112. Babu88

113. 888STRAZ

114. Trueflip

115. Betindi

116. Betobet

117. Betkwiff

118. Bambet

119. Shangrila

120. Come On

121. Bons

122. william Hill App

123. NEO.Bet App

124. PariPesa App

125. Match Book App

126. 4rabet App

127. Tivit Bet App

128. Fun88

129. Royal Vegas

130. Europa Casino

131. Spin Casino

132. Genesis Casino

133. Jackpot City Casino

134. OPPA 888

135. Grand Mondial

136. Zodiac Casino

137. Rummy

138. Live Blackjack (Blackjack 21: Live Casino game)

Side effects on mental health

Many such people who were caught in the debt trap committed suicide when the people working for the apps mentally harassed them.

The issue came to the fore after several cases of suicides by borrowers of these apps were seen in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Past records

In the last few years, the government had ordered to ban many 250 Chinese apps citing them to be “prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state and public order".

Apps including TikTok, Xender, PUBG Mobile Shein, Camscanner, Garena Free Fire, among others were banned in India as they purportedly gathered sensitive user data and requested important permissions.

It was reported that servers in the hostile nation are receiving and using the acquired data improperly. It was imposed under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.


On the other hand, Chinese apps can potentially misuse server-side security by using them as spying tools as they have access to the important data of many Indians. Access to such data can be used for espionage on a large scale, due to which all such apps are being considered as a threat to the country.


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