According to national media reports, the government monitors more than 275 apps, including Pubji, the country’s most popular game, and AliExpress, the e-commerce platform, and Ludo World, the game app. In addition to apps from Chinese companies, the list also includes apps related to China. There are reports that these may be banned.
The government is investigating whether these apps pose a threat to national security or privacy in any way. Government sources said that India had earlier warned some Chinese apps for security reasons and was considering tougher measures, including a ban, after some apps were found to be sharing personal information.
The list also includes 141 Mi apps, as well as apps from Capcut, FaceU, Silly, Reso, You Like, Chinese tech giants Maitou, LBE Tech, Perfect Corp, Cina Corp, Netizen Games and Usu Global. Developed by a subsidiary of the South Korean video game company Bluehole, Pubji is backed by the Chinese Internet company Tencent. Along with Chinese apps, Chinese-related apps are already under central surveillance.
India has banned 59 Chinese apps, including Tiktok, citing challenges to the country’s unity, integrity, defense system, national security, law and order, national security and law and order. The ‘Boycott China’ campaign was strong in India after 20 Indian soldiers were martyred in a clash in Ladakh on June 15.
English Summary: After ban on 59 Chinese apps, 275 more on radar; list includes PubG, Resso