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‘PUBG Mobile’ and other Chinese apps gets banned in India

India has banned PUBG Mobile and 117 more Chinese apps. The ban wave comes after the continuous clash in the country’s border.

The Indian government has banned more than 50 Chinese apps back in June. PUBG Mobile, Baidu, Alipay, and the other apps follow suit this month.

According to the Indian government, banning these apps is part of its move to prevent security issues.

The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology mentioned that several complaints regarding the apps were filed.

The reports were based on these apps “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India.”

It is to “safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users” as stated by the government.

TikTok was banned last June. However, Indian users managed to bypass the app through the use of a VPN. But their happy days might be over as the current ban wave included several VPNs as well.

TikTok went first, now PUBG Mobile is also banned

India and China continue border dispute

The border dispute between China and India is not yet over. The two governments continue to clash in the Ladakh border.

China, India, and Pakistan disputed the Ladakh territory since 1947. However, the tensions continue to as military presence between the two countries gets stronger.

Recent reports state that India moved its troops towards the Eastern border. It continues to place battalions in the region following the June clash.

According to Ayushi Sudan, Anjaw’s chief civil servant, “the military presence has surely increased, but as far as incursions are concerned, there are no verified reports as such.”

As the tensions rise, India is targetting online data and information gathering of China by banning Chinese apps. Unfortunately for gamers, it includes PUBG Mobile.

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