In one of the biggest economical strikes on China, the Ministry of Information and Technology has banned 118 more Chinese mobile and computer applications, including the most popular PUBG, in India.
The Indian Government today (Wednesday) announced the decision to ban more than 100 mobile applications, including the most popular mobile game PUBG.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, in a statement, said: “Government bocks 118 mobile apps which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India and security of public and State order.”
The long list includes PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik, PUBG MOBILE LITE, WeChat Work & WeChat reading.
The latest development comes at the backdrop of India and China tension over the border row in Ladakh.
The statement however did not link the decision to the escalated tension with China on the LAC. The government, rather stated, that the apps were being banned following various complaints received by the Ministry of Information and Technology.
Earlier in June, the government had banned 59, mostly Chinese, mobile applications such as TikTok, UC Browser and WeChat, citing concerns that these are ‘prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the State and public order’.