India bans PUBG Mobile besides 117 additional Chinese apps


In yet another crackdown on Chinese apps, the Centre on Wednesday banned popular gaming app PUBG Mobile along with 117 other apps following fresh tension over attempted Chinese transgression along Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh.

According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, PUBG along with other apps have been banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act on grounds that “they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.

The ministry also said that it had received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India.

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The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures, the press release issued by the ministry said.

“This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace,” the statement said.

This move, it said, would safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. ”

There are nearly 33 million active PUBG players in India as per reports.

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