Another Blow To China, PUBG Mobile Among 117 Additional Chinese Apps Blocked By The Indian Government

  • 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.

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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:

  1. APUS Launcher Pro- Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart
  2. APUS Flashlight-Free & Bright
  3. Cut Cut – Cut Out & Photo Background Editor
  4. Baidu
  5. APUS Launcher-Theme, Call Show, Wallpaper, HideApps
  6. Baidu Express Edition
  7. APUS Security -Antivirus, Phone Security, Cleaner
  8. FaceU – Inspire your Beauty
  9. ShareSave by Xiaomi: Latest gadgets, amazing deals
  10. CamCard Business
  11. CamCard for Salesforce
  12. CamOCR
  13. note
  14. APUS Turbo Cleaner 2020- Junk Cleaner, Anti-Virus
  15. Voor Meeting – Tencent Video Conferencing
  16. Super Clean – Master of Cleaner, Phone Booster
  17. WeChat reading
  18. CamCard – Business Card Reader
  19. Government WeChat
  20. Small Q brush
  21. Tencent Weiyun
  22. Pitu
  23. WeChat Work
  24. Cyber Hunter
  25. Cyber Hunter Lite
  26. Knives Out-No rules, just fight!
  27. Super Mecha Champions
  28. LifeAfter
  29. Dawn of Isles
  30. Ludo World-Ludo Superstar
  31. Chess Rush
  32. PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik
  34. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
  35. Art of Conquest: Dark Horizon
  36. Dank Tanks
  37. Warpath
  38. Game of Sultans
  39. Gallery Vault – Hide Pictures And Videos
  40. Smart AppLock (App Protect)
  41. Message Lock (SMS Lock)-Gallery Vault Developer Team
  42. Hide App-Hide Application Icon
  43. AppLock
  44. AppLock Lite
  45. Dual Space – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
  46. ZAKZAK Pro – Live chat & video chat online
  47. ZAKZAK LIVE: live-streaming & video chat app
  48. Music – Mp3 Player
  49. Music Player – Audio Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
  50. HD Camera Selfie Beauty Camera
  51. Cleaner – Phone Booster
  52. Web Browser & Fast Explorer
  53. Video Player All Format for Android
  54. Photo Gallery HD & Editor
  55. Photo Gallery & Album
  56. Music Player – Bass Booster – Free Download
  57. HD Camera – Beauty Cam with Filters & Panorama
  58. HD Camera Pro & Selfie Camera
  59. Music Player – MP3 Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
  60. Gallery HD
  61. Web Browser – Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer
  62. Web Browser – Secure Explorer
  63. Music Player – Audio Player
  64. Video Player – All Format HD Video Player
  65. Lamour Love All Over The World
  66. Amour- video chat & call all over the world.
  67. MV Master – Make Your Status Video & Community
  68. MV Master – Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor
  69. APUS Message Center-Intelligent management
  70. LivU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers
  71. Carrom Friends: Carrom Board & Pool Game-
  72. Ludo All-Star- Play Online Ludo Game & Board Games
  73. Bike Racing: Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games
  74. Rangers Of Oblivion: Online Action MMO RPG Game
  75. Z Camera – Photo Editor, Beauty Selfie, Collage
  76. GO SMS Pro – Messenger, Free Themes, Emoji
  77. U-Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary Free Now Translate
  78. Unlike – Define your selfie in trendy style
  79. Tantan – Date For Real
  80. MICO Chat: New Friends Banaen our Live Chat Karen
  81. Kitty Live – Live Streaming & Video Live Chat
  82. Malay Social Dating App to Date & Meet Singles
  83. Alipay
  84. AlipayHK
  85. Mobile Taobao
  86. Youku
  87. Road of Kings- Endless Glory
  88. Sina News
  89. Netease News
  90. Penguin FM
  91. Murderous Pursuits
  92. Tencent Watchlist (Tencent Technology
  93. Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese
  94. HUYA lite – Game Live Stream
  95. Little Q Album
  96. Fighting Landlords – Free and happy Fighting Landlords
  97. Hi Meitu
  98. Mobile Legends: Pocket
  99. VPN for TikTok
  100. VPN for TikTok
  101. Penguin E-sports Live assistant
  102. Buy Cars-offer everything you need, special offers and low prices
  103. iPick
  104. Beauty Camera Plus – Sweet Camera & Face Selfie
  105. Parallel Space Lite – Dual App
  106. “Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC
  107. MARVEL Super War NetEase Games
  108. AFK Arena
  109. Creative Destruction NetEase Games
  110. Crusaders of Light NetEase Games
  111. Mafia City Yotta Games
  112. Onmyoji NetEase Games
  113. Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games
  114. Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang has been fully upgraded
  115. Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games
  116. Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games
  117. Soul Hunters
  118. Rules of Survival

Source: PIB

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