PUBG banned in India alongside 118 additional Chinese applications.
Government of India has banned PUBG mobile and other Chinese applications today. Total 118 additional Chinese apps have been banned by the government amid border tensions with China.
According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the mobile game has been banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, on grounds that “they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.
Back in June, the Indian government has banned a total of 59 mobile apps including Tik Tok, UC Browser, and other Chinese applications. This move, it said, would safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users.
Latest List of Banned Chinese Applications in India
Why PUBG Mobile has been banned in India?
The Indian government has received many complaints from the various sources including several reports about the misuse of some mobile applications available on Android OS as well as on the iOS platforms for stealing the data along with surreptitiously transmitting user’s information in an unauthorized manner to the servers present in the locations outside India.
Other popular Chinese applications that have been banned apart from PUBG Mobile in India are PUBG Mobile Lite, Baidu, Creative Destruction NetEase Games, AFKArena, Baidu Express Edition, Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade, Rules of Survival, Onmyoji NetEase Games, APUS Launcher, Music Player – Audio Player, 10 Bands Equalizer, Bike Racing: Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games, and ShareSave.
Similarly, TikTok was also banned earlier by the Indian government because the application was prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity, and defence of India.
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