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PUBG Mobile, 117 other Chinese apps now banned in India

These 118 Chinese apps join 59 others that have previously been banned by the Indian government.

Published onSeptember 2, 2020

Samsung Galaxy A70 playing PUBG
  • The Indian government has banned 118 more Chinese mobile apps.
  • Affected apps include PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite.

The Indian government has banned 118 more Chinese mobile apps in the country, including mega-popular action title PUBG Mobile.

In a press release explaining the move, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said they chose to ban the apps as they “are engaged in activities which is prejudicial (sic) to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”

More specifically, the ministry claims that it received many complaints about these mobile apps “stealing and surreptitiously” sending user data to servers outside of India.

Aside from PUBG Mobile, some of the other notable names in this latest list of banned apps includes PUBG Mobile Lite, AFK Arena, AliPay, Baidu, several WeChat-branded apps, APUS Launcher, and Rules of Survival.

The latest apps to be banned in India

  1. APUS Launcher Pro- Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart
  2. APUS Launcher -Theme, Call Show, Wallpaper, HideApps
  3. APUS Security -Antivirus, Phone security, Cleaner
  4. APUS Turbo Cleaner 2020- Junk Cleaner, Anti-Virus
  5. APUS Flashlight-Free & Bright
  6. Cut Cut – Cut Out & Photo Background Editor
  7. Baidu
  8. Baidu Express Edition
  9. FaceU – Inspire your Beauty
  10. ShareSave by Xiaomi: Latest gadgets, amazing deals
  11. CamCard – Business Card Reader
  12. CamCard Business
  13. CamCard for Salesforce
  14. CamOCR
  15. InNote
  16. VooV Meeting – Tencent Video Conferencing
  17. Super Clean – Master of Cleaner, Phone Booster
  18. WeChat reading
  19. Government WeChat
  20. Small Q brush
  21. Tencent Weiyun
  22. Pitu
  23. WeChat Work
  24. Cyber Hunter
  25. Cyber Hunter Lite
  26. Knives Out-No rules, just fight!
  27. Super Mecha Champions
  28. LifeAfter
  29. Dawn of Isles
  30. Ludo World-Ludo Superstar
  31. Chess Rush
  32. PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik
  34. Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade
  35. Art of Conquest: Dark Horizon
  36. Dank Tanks
  37. Warpath
  38. Game of Sultans
  39. Gallery Vault – Hide Pictures And Videos
  40. Smart AppLock (App Protect)
  41. Message Lock (SMS Lock)-Gallery Vault Developer Team
  42. Hide App-Hide Application Icon
  43. AppLock
  44. AppLock Lite
  45. Dual Space – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner
  46. ZAKZAK Pro – Live chat & video chat online
  47. ZAKZAK LIVE: live-streaming & video chat app
  48. Music – Mp3 Player
  49. Music Player – Audio Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
  50. HD Camera Selfie Beauty Camera
  51. Cleaner – Phone Booster
  52. Web Browser & Fast Explorer
  53. Video Player All Format for Android
  54. Photo Gallery HD & Editor
  55. Photo Gallery & Album
  56. Music Player – Bass Booster – Free Download
  57. HD Camera – Beauty Cam with Filters & Panorama
  58. HD Camera Pro & Selfie Camera
  59. Music Player – MP3 Player & 10 Bands Equalizer
  60. Gallery HD
  1. Web Browser – Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer
  2. Web Browser – Secure Explorer
  3. Music player – Audio Player
  4. Video Player – All Format HD Video Player
  5. Lamour Love All Over The World
  6. Amour- video chat & call all over the world.
  7. MV Master – Make Your Status Video & Community
  8. MV Master – Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor
  9. APUS Message Center-Intelligent management
  10. LivU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers
  11. Carrom Friends : Carrom Board & Pool Game-
  12. Ludo All Star- Play Online Ludo Game & Board Games
  13. Bike Racing : Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games
  14. Rangers Of Oblivion : Online Action MMO RPG Game
  15. Z Camera – Photo Editor, Beauty Selfie, Collage
  16. GO SMS Pro – Messenger, Free Themes, Emoji
  17. U-Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary Free Now Translate
  18. Ulike – Define your selfie in trendy style
  19. Tantan – Date For Real
  20. MICO Chat: New Friends Banaen aur Live Chat karen
  21. Kitty Live – Live Streaming & Video Live Chat
  22. Malay Social Dating App to Date & Meet Singles
  23. Alipay
  24. AlipayHK
  25. Mobile Taobao
  26. Youku
  27. Road of Kings- Endless Glory
  28. Sina News
  29. Netease News
  30. Penguin FM
  31. Murderous Pursuits
  32. Tencent Watchlist (Tencent Technology
  33. Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese
  34. HUYA LIVE – Game Live Stream
  35. Little Q Album
  36. Fighting Landlords – Free and happy Fighting Landlords
  37. Hi Meitu
  38. Mobile Legends: Pocket
  39. VPN for TikTok
  40. VPN for TikTok
  41. Penguin E-sports Live assistant
  42. Buy Cars-offer everything you need, special offers and low prices
  43. iPick
  44. Beauty Camera Plus – Sweet Camera & Face Selfie
  45. Parallel Space Lite – Dual App
  46. “Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC
  47. MARVEL Super War NetEase Games
  48. AFK Arena
  49. Creative Destruction NetEase Games
  50. Crusaders of Light NetEase Games
  51. Mafia City Yotta Games
  52. Onmyoji NetEase Games
  53. Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games
  54. Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang has been fully upgraded
  55. Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games
  56. Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games
  57. Soul Hunters
  58. Rules of Survival

These apps join 59 other apps that were previously barred from India earlier this year. The initial list of barred apps includes CamScanner, Meitu, Mi Community, ShareIt, TikTok, and WeChat.

What do you make of this latest round of apps being barred by the Indian government? Let us know in the comments below.

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