'Winner Winner Chicken Dinner' no more in India
New Delhi : The face-off between India and China has led to more harsh treatment towards Chinese applications and companies operating in India. On Wednesday, India banned operation of 118 Chinese applications, including the famous game PUBG.
In the game, last man standing used to get awarded with virtual Chicken Dinner. But, with a ban on the gaming application it will not be 'winner winner chicken dinner'.
The move comes after reports of fresh face-off emerged along the LAC where the Chinese forces tried to capture the peaks along Pangong Lake; Indian soldiers, however, were prepared and failed the China's operation.
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.
PUBG happens to be the second major Chinese application after TikTok with millions of users which has been banned due to security concerns.