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India bans 43 more mostly Chinese mobile apps

Newest 'digital strike' hits Alibaba again as bilateral relations sour

Alibaba Group Holding's e-commerce app Aliexpress is among those newly banned in India.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -- India banned 43 mobile applications on Tuesday including Alibaba Group Holding's e-commerce app Aliexpress in a new wave of web sanctions targeted at China with which it has engaged in a months-long Himalayan standoff.

The 43 mostly Chinese origin apps, which also include a few dating apps, threaten the "sovereignty and integrity of India", the federal technology ministry said in a statement.

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