The Government of India on Monday banned 59 china based apps including TikTok. Nikhil Gandhi, Head of TikTok India, has said that the app is in the process of complying with the government's 'interim order'."We have been invited to meet concerned government stakeholders for an opportunity to respond and submit clarifications. TikTok continues to comply with all data privacy and security requirements under Indian law and has not shared any information of our users in India with any foreign government, including the Chinese government," the statement reads.
"Further we are requested to in the future we would not do so. We place the highest importance on user privacy and integrity," it added.The ban on the Chinese apps comes in the backdrop of current stand-off along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh with Chinese troops. The list of apps that have been banned also includes WeChat, Helo, Likee, CamScanner, Vigo Video, Mi Video Call Xiaomi, Clash of Kings as well as e-commerce platforms Club Factory and Shein.