"PUBG and 275 more Chinese Apps are Going To Ban in India" - Government has listed
The report comes from the Economic Times, which quotes a spokesperson for the union home ministry. "The government may ban all, some or none from the list," the report notes. Going into the details, the authorities are filtering out apps that have Chinese funding, which could be a base for security lapses or violations.
The 47 apps that have been banned by the latest decision of the government were operating as the clones of the 59 apps that were banned last month, according to a tweet posted by DD News. A report by India Today TV, citing government sources, said that the government had also prepared a list of over 250 apps that would be examined for any user privacy or national security violations.
The government on Monday banned 47 more Chinese apps that were clones of the earlier banned apps.Some of these include TikTok Lite, Helo Lite, ShareIt Lite, Bigo Lite and VFY Lite, all of which are reportedly unavailable on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. While PUBG is not a part of the list, it is said to be under the scanner.
PUBG is one of the most popular smartphone mobile games in India and many other countries. In India alone, the app boasts of over 175 million downloads.
When India banned the 59 Chinese apps, there were speculations that the popular gaming app, PUBG will be banned too but it didn’t happen at that time. There are quite of a lot of PUBG users in India and as per Sensor Tower, PUBG has its largest user base in India with around 175 million downloads.