PUBG Mobile, 117 Chinese apps banned in India: Check the full list here – The Indian Express
The Ministry of Information and Technology bans more Chinese apps including popular PUBG Mobile in the country on Wednesday. This time the government has banned 118 China-based apps. The apps are still available on Google Play store and Apple App store.
PUBG Mobile has millions of downloads and active users in the country and this makes for a big loss of Tencent, the parent company. The Indian government has also banned the PUBG Lite app available on Google Play store. Meanwhile, the desktop version of the game, PUBG is still available in the country. PUBG Mobile is yet to issue a comment on the matter.
The IT Ministry stated in an official press release that the Chinese apps have been “banned under the section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 118 mobile apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty