PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite was also removed from the Google Play Store and the App Store soon after the govt of India banned the apps for security reasons.
The development came just days after the Indian government warned the makers of the banned 59 apps of Chinese origin, strictly comply with the ban order.
India had recently banned 59 Chinese mobile applications including the widely-used social media platforms such as TikTok, WeChat, and Helo within view of the threat to the nation's sovereignty and security.
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Amid border tensions with China in Eastern Ladakh, the Government of India on Monday banned 59 mobile apps including Tik Tok, UC Browser and other Chinese apps "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity and defence" of the country.
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"China is strongly concerned about the relevant notice issued by the Indian side. We are checking and verifying the situation," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Tuesday, in first response to India's decision.
Govt chose to ban the Chinese apps after reports of stealing of users data and its transmission to servers located outside India.
Amid calls for boycotting Chinese products after India-China face-off in eastern Ladakh, Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at Modi govt’s Make in India project, claiming that imports from China have increased under the NDA regime.