The Ministry of Information and Technology of the Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile and other 117 Chinese apps.

The 118 apps banned along with PUBG Mobile

According to a tweet by a journalist from the Economic Times, these are the list of Chinese apps banned by the Indian government.

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The list includes WeChat(Standard and Government), Rules of Survival amongst other famous Chinese apps.  

  • PUBG Mobile
  • PUBG Mobile Lite
  • APUS Launcher Pro and Normal  – Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart, Call Show, HideApps
  • APUS Security – Antivirus, Phone security
  • APUS TUrbo Cleaner 2020
  • Cut Cut – Photo Background Editor
  • Baidu
  • FaceU
  • ShareSave by Xiaomi
  • CamCard – Business Card Reader
  • CamCard BUsiness
  • CamCard for Salesforce
  • CamOCR
  • InNote
  • VooV Meeting
  • WeChat reading
  • Government WeChat
  • Small Q Brush
  • Tencent Weiyum
  • Pitu
  • WeChat Work
  • Cyber Hunter
  • Cyber Hunter Lite
  • Knives Out-no rules, just fight!
  • Super Mecha Champions
  • LifeAfter
  • Dawn of Isles
  • Ludo World-Ludo Superstar
  • Chess Rush
  • Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
  • Art of Conquest Dark Horizon
  • Dank Tanks
  • War Path
  • Game of Sultans
  • Gallery Vault
  • Smart Applock
  • Message Lock
  • Hide App-Hide Application Icon
  • AppLock
  • AppLock Lite
  • Dual Space
  • ZAKZAK Pro
  • ZAKZAK LIVE
  • Music – Mp3 Player
  • Music Player
  • HD CAmera Selfie Beauty Camera
  • Cleaner – Phone Booster
  • Web Browser & Fast Explorer
  • Video Player ALL Format for Android
  • Photo Gallery HD & Editor
  • Photo Gallery & Album
  • Music Player – Bass Booster
  • HD Camera – Beauty CAm with Filters & Panorama
  • HD Camera Pro & Selfie Camera
  • Music Player – MP3 Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
  • Gallery HD
  •  Web Browser – Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer
  • Web Browser -Secure Explorer
  • Music Player – Audio Player
  • Video Player – ALl Format HD Video Player
  • Lamour Love All Over The World
  • Amour – Video Chat & Call all over the world.
  • MV Master – Make Your Status Video & Community
  • MV Master – Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor
  • APUS MEssage Center – Intelligent Management
  • LiveU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers
  • Carrom Friends: Carrom Board & Pool game
  • Ludo All Star-
  • Bike Racing: Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing games
  • Rangers of Oblivion: Online Action MMO RPG Game
  • Z Camera
  • Go SMS Pro
  • U-Dictionary
  • Ulike
  • Tantan – Date for Real
  • MICO Chat
  • Kitty Live
  • Malay Social Dating App
  • Aliplay
  • AlipayHK
  • Mobile Taobao
  • Road of Kings – Engless Glory
  • Sina News
  • Neease News
  • Penguin FM
  • Murderous Pursuits
  • Tencent Watchlist
  • Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese
  • HUYA LIVE
  • Little Q Album
  • Fighting Landlords
  • Hi Meitu
  • Mobile Legends: Pocket
  • VPN for TikTok
  • Penguin E-sports Live assistant
  • Buy Cars-offer everything you need
  • iPick
  • Beauty Camera Plus
  • Parallel Space Lite – Dual App
  • Chief Almighty:First Thunder BC
  • MARVEL Super War NetEase Games
  • AFK Arena
  • Creative Destruction NetEase Games
  • Crusaders of Light NetEase Games
  • Mafia City Yotta Games
  • Onmyoji NetEase Games
  • Ride out Heroes NetEase Games
  • Yimeng Jiagnhu-Chu Liuxiang
  • Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games
  • Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games
  • Soul Hunters
  • Rules of Survival

 

Ministry’s Official Statement on the matter

The government had received multiple complaints against the Chinese apps, alleging stealing, and data transmission without the user’s consent. Ministry has issued the following statement on the ban.

“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”

The Saga of Ban Continues

The ban of PUBG was speculated and said to be on the cards, after 47 Chinese apps were banned back in July.

In a chain of events, the ban is third in line after the saga of the ban began in June when TikTok, UC, and 59 other Chinese apps were banned amid Indo-China border tensions and privacy concerns. 

Will PUBG Mobile get unbanned?

Passionate gamers predicting the move when the second wave of the ban was already requesting the government not ban the PUBG Mobile game, which millions of users in India played.

TikTok moved court against India’s ban hammer, so we can expect a similar gusto from Tencent for PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite.

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