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PUBG Mobile, 117 other Chinese apps now banned in India

Samsung Galaxy A70 playing PUBG

 

  • The Indian government has banned 118 more Chinese mobile apps.
  • Affected apps include PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite.

 

The Indian government has banned 118 more Chinese mobile apps in the country, including mega-popular action title PUBG Mobile.

In a press release explaining the move, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said they chose to ban the apps as they “are engaged in activities which is prejudicial (sic) to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”

More specifically, the ministry claims that it received many complaints about these mobile apps “stealing and surreptitiously” sending user data to servers outside of India.

Aside from PUBG Mobile, some of the other notable names in this latest list of banned apps includes PUBG Mobile Lite, AFK Arena, AliPay, Baidu, several WeChat-branded apps, APUS Launcher, and Rules of Survival.

These apps join 59 other apps that were previously barred from India earlier this year. The initial list of barred apps includes CamScanner, Meitu, Mi Community, ShareIt, TikTok, and WeChat.

What do you make of this latest round of apps being barred by the Indian government? Let us know in the comments below.

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