Tuesday's order escalated a conflict with Beijing over technology, security and spying accusations that has plunged US-Chinese relations to their lowest level in decades.
Made in India apps like Khabri, which disseminate news and infotainment are also seeing major traction.
The banned applications, which include a few dating apps, were a threat to the 'sovereignty and integrity of India,' an official statement said in New Delhi.
Apart from AliExpress, other popular apps that have been banned include WeWorkChina, CamCard and Snack.
The relation between India and China continue to remain tensed over the border issues in Ladakh. In recent times, India has taken multiple steps to reduce presence of China in its business ecosystem.
The move comes a day after US President Donald Trump said he is looking into American major Oracle's reported bid for the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok.
The circular, issued on September 10, said non-compliance of the directions should be viewed seriously and would invite disciplinary action against the erring officials.
The first was on June 29, when popular apps such as TikTok and WeChat were suspended.
The move comes after the Centre imposed a ban on Chinese apps on Wednesday.
I wonder if there's connection or coordination between India and the US on this issue, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying claimed.
The Chinese Commerce Ministry said that the country has always asked its companies to comply with international and local rules and regulations in their overseas operations.
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According to sources, India is closely monitoring another 250 plus Chinese apps over user privacy and national security violations.