Truecaller, SHAREit, Xiaomi apps consider as spyware by Indian intelligence agencies, Army personnel advised to promptly uninstall it.

The Research and Analysis Wing and the National Technical Research Organisation have reportedly issued a circular guiding Indian Army personnel to uninstall about 42 apps from their Android and iOS smartphones that are mostly used by everyone. A report by India Today states that the information has been sent out by the Union Home Ministry after receiving inputs from agencies like the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO). The circular flags many Chinese apps as malicious, on both Android and iOS. Weibo, WeChat, UC News, UC Browser, Apus browser, DU battery cleaner are some of the blacklisted apps along with many Xiaomi apps, which come pre-loaded on their smartphones, such as Mi Store, Mi Video Call, and Mi Community.
The advisory says, “As per reliable inputs, a number of Android/iOS apps developed by Chinese developers or having Chinese links are reportedly either spyware or other malicious ware. Use of these apps by our force personnel can be detrimental to data security having implications on the force and national security.”
And interesting thing is that Truecaller which is made by swedish company, declare that Truecaller is not a chinese apps , and is not a malicious app and all features are permission based

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