PUBG MOBILE, Chinese and Korean based, a wildly popular game in India is among 118 more Chinese apps blocked by the government amid fresh tension over China’s provocation in Ladakh. The move was in the interest of India’s sovereignty and integrity, defense and security, the government said in a statement.
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, defense of India, the security of the state and public order”.
At this time there are 33 million active PUBG players in India, according to reports. The game clocks some 13 million daily users.
“The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defense 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,” said the statement.