India Bans PUBG Mobile and other 118 mobile applications after banning 59 Chinese applications, including games like Clash of Kings and Mobile Legends in June.
According to the latest reports, Tencent’s PUBG Mobile is currently the most successful mobile game in India and around the world. There are more than 50 million active players of PUBG Mobile in India with 13 million daily users.
Why India Bans PUBG Mobile?
This official announcement was made by the ministry of information and technology yesterday due to the increasing data security concerns and a recent tension created in the border region of India and China.
Concerning this particular issues, India Bans PUBG Mobile while the Ministry reported that it has received complaints that some applications steal and unexpectedly transfer consumer data to unauthorised servers outside India.
The games on the banned list are:
- Tencent’s PUBG Mobile
- Arena of Valor
- Knives Out
- Marvel Super War
Last year, some of the Indian cities also banned the battle royale game as it was distracting students and teenagers from their studies and due to a fear for the violent behaviour in young generation. However, The Ministry of India did not make any specifications and statement against the Chinese applications but it is quite clear that this move is taken for the elevating tensions between both India and China.
The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs has also signalled green for blocking these apps as these apps have raised suspicious concerns in sharing personal data and information of users that may cause a threat to the security of country.
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