- PUBG Mobile among 117 additional Chinese apps and games banned by the Indian government.
- Pubg Mobile has been banned under section 69A of the Indian IT act.
- IT Ministry said that PUBG Mobile among other 117 additional Chinese apps was engaged in activities that were against national security.
- PIB has released the list of the banned apps.
According to the latest reports, PUBG Mobile among 117 additional Chinese apps and games banned by the Indian government, under section 69A of the Indian IT act.
On Wednesday, The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile and other Chinese apps due to policy violations.
PUBG Mobile among 117 additional Chinese apps was banned for breaking section 69A of the Indian IT act.
According to the PIB (Press Information Bureau), 118 Chinese apps including PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite were banned because these apps were engaged in activities which were prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state, and public order.
"This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure the safety, security, and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace". PIB tweeted on Twitter.
However, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad did not yet respond about this ban.
Furthermore, The ministry of electronics and information technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misusing users data by these Chinese apps; PUBG Mobile was on the list of complaints.
The complaint against these apps tells that these Chinese apps are harmful to national security and the defence of India.
Since the clash between the Indian and Chinese soldiers took place, The Indian government is taking action against China by banning the Chinese apps which are harmful to national security.
Earlier this year, The Indian government banned Chinese apps including TikTok and said 275 more Chinese apps including PUBG are on the list and will be examined accordingly.
The Indian government said if any Chinese app violates the Indian IT act and found harmful for national security will face a permanent ban.
"In the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India and security of the State. And using the sovereign powers, the Government of India has decided to block the usage of certain Apps, used in both mobile and non-mobile Internet-enabled devices". PIB said on its website
This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure the safety, security, and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace. PIB added on its website.
Moreover, the IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that "India will become a big center of Made In India apps"
PIB (Press Information Bureau) also released the list of the 118 banned Chinese apps:
- APUS Launcher Pro- Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart
- APUS Flashlight-Free & Bright
- Cut Cut – Cut Out & Photo Background Editor
- APUS Launcher-Theme, Call Show, Wallpaper, HideApps
- Baidu Express Edition
- APUS Security -Antivirus, Phone Security, Cleaner
- FaceU - Inspire your Beauty
- ShareSave by Xiaomi: Latest gadgets, amazing deals
- CamCard Business
- CamCard for Salesforce
- APUS Turbo Cleaner 2020- Junk Cleaner, Anti-Virus
- Voor Meeting - Tencent Video Conferencing
- Super Clean - Master of Cleaner, Phone Booster
- WeChat reading
- CamCard - Business Card Reader
- Government WeChat
- Small Q brush
- Tencent Weiyun
- WeChat Work
- Cyber Hunter
- Cyber Hunter Lite
- Knives Out-No rules, just fight!
- Super Mecha Champions
- Dawn of Isles
- Ludo World-Ludo Superstar
- Chess Rush
- PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik
- PUBG MOBILE LITE
- Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
- Art of Conquest: Dark Horizon
- Dank Tanks
- Game of Sultans
- Gallery Vault - Hide Pictures And Videos
- Smart AppLock (App Protect)
- Message Lock (SMS Lock)-Gallery Vault Developer Team
- Hide App-Hide Application Icon
- AppLock Lite
- Dual Space - Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
- ZAKZAK Pro - Live chat & video chat online
- ZAKZAK LIVE: live-streaming & video chat app
- Music - Mp3 Player
- Music Player - Audio Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
- HD Camera Selfie Beauty Camera
- Cleaner - Phone Booster
- Web Browser & Fast Explorer
- Video Player All Format for Android
- Photo Gallery HD & Editor
- Photo Gallery & Album
- Music Player - Bass Booster - Free Download
- HD Camera - Beauty Cam with Filters & Panorama
- HD Camera Pro & Selfie Camera
- Music Player - MP3 Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
- Gallery HD
- Web Browser - Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer
- Web Browser - Secure Explorer
- Music Player - Audio Player
- Video Player - All Format HD Video Player
- Lamour Love All Over The World
- Amour- video chat & call all over the world.
- MV Master - Make Your Status Video & Community
- MV Master - Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor
- APUS Message Center-Intelligent management
- LivU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers
- Carrom Friends: Carrom Board & Pool Game-
- Ludo All-Star- Play Online Ludo Game & Board Games
- Bike Racing: Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games
- Rangers Of Oblivion: Online Action MMO RPG Game
- Z Camera - Photo Editor, Beauty Selfie, Collage
- GO SMS Pro - Messenger, Free Themes, Emoji
- U-Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary Free Now Translate
- Unlike - Define your selfie in trendy style
- Tantan - Date For Real
- MICO Chat: New Friends Banaen our Live Chat Karen
- Kitty Live - Live Streaming & Video Live Chat
- Malay Social Dating App to Date & Meet Singles
- Mobile Taobao
- Road of Kings- Endless Glory
- Sina News
- Netease News
- Penguin FM
- Murderous Pursuits
- Tencent Watchlist (Tencent Technology
- Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese
- HUYA lite – Game Live Stream
- Little Q Album
- Fighting Landlords - Free and happy Fighting Landlords
- Hi Meitu
- Mobile Legends: Pocket
- VPN for TikTok
- VPN for TikTok
- Penguin E-sports Live assistant
- Buy Cars-offer everything you need, special offers and low prices
- Beauty Camera Plus - Sweet Camera & Face Selfie
- Parallel Space Lite - Dual App
- "Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC
- MARVEL Super War NetEase Games
- AFK Arena
- Creative Destruction NetEase Games
- Crusaders of Light NetEase Games
- Mafia City Yotta Games
- Onmyoji NetEase Games
- Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games
- Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang has been fully upgraded
- Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games
- Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games
- Soul Hunters
- Rules of Survival