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India has banned 43 more Chinese apps, including Alibaba’s online shopping site AliExpress, as its campaign against its neighbour’s tech companies shows no sign of abating.

India’s Electronics and Information Technology ministry said in an order on Tuesday that the apps were blocked for “engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India”.

Prime minister Narendra Modi’s government has banned more than 200 apps since relations between the two countries deteriorated in June, after a border clash claimed the lives of 21 Indian soldiers.

India’s foreign minister S. Jaishankar has called the stand-off the “most serious crisis” in relations since 1962.

The bans, described as a “digital strike” by the country’s Technology minister, have hit large Chinese tech companies including Alibaba, Tencent and ByteDance, who were all investing in the Indian market.

Alibaba, for example, has invested in the Indian payments company Paytm and food delivery start-up Zomato while Tencent has backed the education app Byju’s and fantasy sports platform Dream11.

But Chinese investment has slowed after New Delhi required all new investments to be vetted by the government in order to block “opportunistic takeovers”.

Indian companies have sought to capitalise on the nationalist anger against Beijing as consumers spurn Chinese apps in favour of homegrown versions. Indian start-ups Roposo, Chingari and Mitron are all trying to step in and fill the void left by the ban on TikTok, for example.

But they were still behind Snack Video, owned by the Chinese company Kuaishou, which had racked up a total of 166m downloads, according to Sensor Tower data, until it was banned on Tuesday.

After the first batch of 59 apps was banned in June, the companies were asked to submit answers to a list of over 50 questions from New Delhi. But there has not been any indication of when the apps will be unbanned.

PUBG Mobile, the hit game that was initially distributed by Tencent Games in India, is working to re-enter the country after being banned this year. PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary South Korean company Bluehole, said in a September statement that it would “take on all publishing responsibilities within the country” from Tencent.

The latest 43 banned apps:

  1. AliSuppliers Mobile App

  2. Alibaba Workbench

  3. AliExpress — Smarter Shopping, Better Living

  4. Alipay Cashier

  5. Lalamove India — Delivery App

  6. Drive with Lalamove India

  7. Snack Video

  8. CamCard — Business Card Reader

  9. CamCard — BCR (Western)

  10. Soul- Follow the soul to find you

  11. Chinese Social — Free Online Dating Video App & Chat

  12. Date in Asia — Dating & Chat For Asian Singles

  13. WeDate-Dating App

  14. Free dating app-Singol, start your date!

  15. Adore App

  16. TrulyChinese — Chinese Dating App

  17. TrulyAsian — Asian Dating App

  18. ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles

  19. DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online

  20. AsianDate: find Asian singles

  21. FlirtWish: chat with singles

  22. Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat

  23. Tubit: Live Streams

  24. WeWorkChina

  25. First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online

  26. Real — Lesbian Social Network

  27. Cashier Wallet

  28. MangoTV

  29. MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP

  30. WeTV — TV version

  31. WeTV — Cdrama, Kdrama & More

  32. WeTV Lite

  33. Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App

  34. Taobao Live

  35. DingTalk

  36. Identity V

  37. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time

  38. BoxStar (Early Access)

  39. Heroes Evolved

  40. Happy Fish

  41. Jellipop Match — Decorate your dream island!

  42. Munchkin Match: magic home building

  43. Conquista Online II

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