PUBG MOBILE Banned Including 118 Other Chinese Apps in India

The Indian Government has announced a Ban on 118 Games on a Press Release by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Among 118 apps PUBG MOBILE and Arena of Valor are the most popular game after the Ban of Mobile Legends Bang Bang. The move has been in India’s interests of sovereignty and integrity, defense and security, the government said in a statement.

According to the Official Statement Released in Press Release by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology:

“The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 118 mobile apps since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order,” the Ministry said in an official release.

The Ministry said it has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India”.

“The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence 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. The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs has also sent an exhaustive recommendation for blocking these malicious apps.. Likewise, there have been similar bipartisan concerns, flagged by various public representatives, both outside and inside the Parliament of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against Apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.

“On the basis of these and upon receiving of recent credible inputs that information posted, permissions sought, functionality embedded as well as data harvesting practices of above stated Apps raise serious concerns that these Apps collect and share data in surreptitious manner and compromise personal data and information of users that can have a severe threat to security of the State.

“In the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India and security of the State. And using the sovereign powers, the Government of India has decided to block the usage of certain Apps, used in both mobile and non-mobile Internet enabled devices. These apps are listed in the attached appendix,” the ministry added.

This move would secure Indian smartphone and internet users. The Ministry also said this decision is a targeted step to ensure Indian cyberspace protection, security, and sovereignty.

Here is the complete list of the 118 mobile apps that have been banned in India today:

      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
      61. Web Browser – Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer
      62. Web Browser – Secure Explorer
      63. Music player – Audio Player
      64. Video Player – All Format HD Video Player
      65. Lamour Love All Over The World
      66. Amour- video chat & call all over the world.
      67. MV Master – Make Your Status Video & Community
      68. MV Master – Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor
      69. APUS Message Center-Intelligent management
      70. LivU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers
      71. Carrom Friends : Carrom Board & Pool Game-
      72. Ludo All Star- Play Online Ludo Game & Board Games
      73. Bike Racing : Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games
      74. Rangers Of Oblivion : Online Action MMO RPG Game
      75. Z Camera – Photo Editor, Beauty Selfie, Collage
      76. GO SMS Pro – Messenger, Free Themes, Emoji
      77. U-Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary Free Now Translate
      78. Ulike – Define your selfie in trendy style
      79. Tantan – Date For Real
      80. MICO Chat: New Friends Banaen aur Live Chat karen
      81. Kitty Live – Live Streaming & Video Live Chat
      82. Malay Social Dating App to Date & Meet Singles
      83. Alipay
      84. AlipayHK
      85. Mobile Taobao
      86. Youku
      87. Road of Kings- Endless Glory
      88. Sina News
      89. Netease News
      90. Penguin FM
      91. Murderous Pursuits
      92. Tencent Watchlist (Tencent Technology
      93. Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese
      94. HUYA LIVE – Game Live Stream
      95. Little Q Album
      96. Fighting Landlords – Free and happy Fighting Landlords
      97. Hi Meitu
      98. Mobile Legends: Pocket
      99. VPN for TikTok
      100. VPN for TikTok
      101. Penguin E-sports Live assistant
      102. Buy Cars-offer everything you need, special offers and low prices
      103. iPick
      104. Beauty Camera Plus – Sweet Camera & Face Selfie
      105. Parallel Space Lite – Dual App
      106. “Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC
      107. MARVEL Super War NetEase Games
      108. AFK Arena
      109. Creative Destruction NetEase Games
      110. Crusaders of Light NetEase Games
      111. Mafia City Yotta Games
      112. Onmyoji NetEase Games
      113. Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games
      114. Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang has been fully upgraded
      115. Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games
      116. Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games
      117. Soul Hunters
      118. Rules of Survival

The declaration applies to bipartisan issues raised in and outside by numerous elected officials. It said that there was a powerful public space chorus to step up action against Apps that damages the sovereignty of India and the privacy of our people.