Days after the Narendra Modi-led government imposed ban on 118 Chinese apps, PUBG (one of the banned apps) has been taken down from both Apple’s app store, and Google Play Store. Both PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite apps have been removed from the Google Play Store and the App Store, which means that users cannot install the apps on any smartphone —Android or iOS.
India’s move to ban PUBG Mobile and 117 other Chinese apps on Wednesday came after fresh Chinese aggression in the Indian territory at Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh. So far, the country has banned over 200 Chinese apps, including short video-sharing platform TikTok and UC Browser, owned by Alibaba.
This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said in a statement, announcing the ban on the apps.