India bans another 118 Chinese apps, including PUBG Mobile
New Delhi : PUBG Mobile, a famous mobile game in India, has been banned by the Indian government along with 117 more Chinese applications amid fresh tensions with China in Ladakh region. The move was in the interest of India's sovereignty and integrity, defence and security, the government said in a statement.
In India, there are about 33 million active PUBG users and 13 million are daily users.
According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the mobile game has been banned along with the other Apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, on grounds that "they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order".
"This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace," the statement said.
With the move crores of Indian mobile users will be safeguard against misuse of their data on the mobile and internet.
The ministry said it had received many complaints about the misuse of some mobile apps on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting user data to servers outside India.
"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," said the statement.
Currently, India is dealing with the sentiment of ban the use of Chinese applications and items.