PUBG ban in India: All that we know so far
New Delhi : The Indian government is likely to ban the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) in coming days. There are reports which suggest that the government is planning to impose a ban on 275 apps.
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.
The Indian government had recently banned 59 applications including TikTok citing security concerns.
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.
PUBG has not been banned so far as it has been developed by a South Korean video game company called Bluehole. However, Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent holds a considerable amount of share in the popular game.
India’s neighbouring country, Pakistan, too, has banned PUBG earlier this month on the grounds of addictive nature of the game that is detrimental to the player’s health.