Truecaller Issues clarification in response to recent Intelligence Bureau Advisory

A recent advisory from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) asked the Indian troops to delete 40 Chinese apps like WeChat, Truecaller, Weibo, UC Browser and UC News from their smartphones or format their device together.

In response to the advisor, Truecaller has now issued a statement claiming that it's Sweden-based company and added, that the company wasn't sure why the apps were on the advisory list."Truecaller is not a malware and all our permission-based and are disabled by default", the statement read.

The advisory alleges that foreign intelligence agencies from China and Pakistan were using these apps to hack into the smartphones being used by the Indian troops.