New Delhi: The Indian Army on July 8, reportedly, decided to ban 89 apps for its personnel. This decision has been taken considering security reasons.

According to an India TV report, the Army personnel are asked to delete their accounts from the list of 89 apps by July 15 or face action. The report added that the apps include Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, songs.pk, WeChat, Hike, TikTok, Likee, Shareit, True Caller, PUBG, Tinder.

it is reported that there is an increase in the number of cases of them being targeted.

The banned apps comes under the platforms of messaging, video hosting, content sharing, web browsers, video and live streaming, utility apps, gaming apps, e-commerce, dating apps, antivirus, networking, news apps, online book reading, health apps, lifestyle apps, knowledge apps, music apps and blogging/microblogging apps.

It is to be noted that the decision comes days after the Government of India banned 59 mobile apps with Chinese links.  The decision to ban the apps was taken post the clash between troops of India and China amid tensions with China along the Line of Actual Control.