According to India Today, the federal government has blocked 14 mobile apps used by terrorists in Pakistan as means of communication to transfer information to Jammu and Kashmir.
Crypviser, Enigma, Wickrme, Safeswiss, Mediafire, Briar, BChat, Nandbox, Conion, Zangi, IMO, Element, Second Line, and Threema are among the prohibited communication apps.
According to authorities, terrorists in Pakistan used the applications to relay coded signals to overground employees and other agents in the union region of Jammu & Kashmir.
The government’s assault on mobile applications that endanger the country’s security is not new, since the government has already banned various Chinese apps.
In recent years, the Indian government has banned over 250 Chinese applications, describing them as detrimental to India’s sovereignty and integrity, defense, state security, and public order.
Since June 2020, the government has prohibited using over 200 Chinese apps, including popular apps such as TikTok, Shareit, Helo, WeChat, Likee, UC News, Bigo Live, Camscanner, UC Browser, Xender, and popular mobile games such as PUBG Mobile and Garena Free Fire.