India today banned 59 apps developed in China, including TikTok, WeChat and Weibo, saying they are “prejudicial to sovereignty”.
The move is expected by analysts to impact over 500 million users. TikTok counts India as its largest overseas market.
It comes after India and China clashed on their disputed border earlier this month, resulting in deaths on both sides.
The Ministry said: “In view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty