PUBG Mobile Game is Banned for Being 'Addictive' and Harmful in Nature

After the ban, Chinese apps including PUBG are no longer available on the App Store and Google Play in India, but some users can still able to play

After 118 apps were banned in September, a total of 224 Chinese apps have been banned in India so far in 2020. The ban on Chinese mobile apps in India is strongly contested by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, released on Thursday. The legal interests of Chinese investors and service providers have been violated by Indian actions and India has been asked to correct its mistakes said by the Ministry of Commerce spokesman, Gao Feng.

Another 118 mobile applications, mostly Chinese, were banned in India, which include the popular PUBG Mobile video game from Tencent, which citing data security issues. The ban on mobile apps was announced the next day after increasing tension between Indians and Chinese near the Himalayan border. The first PUBG ban occurred in March 2019.

PUBG Mobile game removed from the App Store and Google Play

No comments were made by Tencent on the announcement and no immediate response to a request was made by the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi. The applications were a threat to India’s sovereignty and security, according to India’s technology minister.

The data is collected and shared surreptitiously by these applications, the personal data and information of users are compromised, which can pose a threat to the security of the state, according to a statement by the technology ministry.

In India, this ban is a blow to Tencent, to which the game PUBG Mobile battle royale game is a smash hit in the country with the highest number of downloads in India worldwide, representing about 24% (175 million installations) of the total, according to application analyst SensorTower.

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