Some of the banned applications are popular in India (Representational)
The government has blocked 43 more mobile apps, mostly Chinese, for activities that are "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order". Four apps owned by China's retail giant, the Alibaba Group, are on the latest banned list.
The apps were banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said today.
The move was based on "comprehensive reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs," said a government statement.
The government had first banned 59 Chinese apps in June as tension with China peaked following the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers in a clash with Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh's Galwan Valley.
In September, the government banned 118 more apps saying they posed a threat to the country's sovereignty.