43 more Chinese apps have been banned by India.
These apps include the e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying they threatened its “sovereignty and integrity” as tensions increase between the nuclear-armed neighbors following a deadly border clash.
According to reports, India shut down 59 Chinese apps earlier, including the famous video-sharing platform TikTok, from its huge domestic market.
This was done weeks after the high-altitude battle in the Ladakh region in June. 20 Indian soldiers were killed in this conflict.
A further 118 Chinese mobile apps, including the hit game PUBG, were banned in September.
Some of the banned apps include Alibaba’s AliExpress, delivery service Lalamove as well as dating and live-streaming apps.
Alibaba’s investments in the booming online market in the nation of 1.3 billion people include digital payments platform Paytm and online grocer BigBasket.
Anti-China sentiment has soared in India since the clash and sparked calls for a boycott of goods from the neighboring country.
India’s imports from China including toys, cosmetics, home appliances, auto components, and steel, summed up to US$74.9 billion last year.