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India has banned 43 mobile phone apps, many of them from China, in a move that strengthens the ongoing conflict between the two border countries.

The Indian Information Technology Ministry stated that the applications threaten “the sovereignty and unity of the country”, and that the applications include 4 from the Chinese retail giant “Alibaba”.

The move comes months after India banned dozens of Chinese-owned apps, including TikTok and PUBG, saying it had received reports that it was “stealing and using user data.”