Last month the Indian Government took an unexpected step by banning 59 popular Chinese apps in India. The reason for prohibiting 59 Chinese apps was some security concerns related to the data breach. While everyone was busy trolling TikTok and other banned apps, the government added some other 250+ Chinese apps on the radar. According to the Economic Times, the government is now looking into the popular Chinese apps such as PUBG, Xiaomi’s Zili, Resso, Aliexpress, and ULike. However, the ban is not confirmed yet. Still, there are possibilities of getting PUBG banned in India and other apps as well. Now, most of the gamers would be eagerly waiting to know, will PUBG get banned in India? In this article, we will discuss the reasons behind taking such a big step of Resso ban and also what has Government officials said on this matter.
Government Officials Statement On PUBG Ban in India and Other 250 Apps
List of Chinese Apps to Be Examined
Companies With Chinese Investments
Will PUBG Get Banned in India?
Most of the users believe that PUBG is not a Chinese company, so why would the Indian Government ban it? Yes, PUBG is not a Chinese gaming company. But, the government will target it due to mixed ownership. In the beginning, China didn’t have PUBG. Users in China had to play PUBG using VPNs. To enter the Chinese market officially, PUBG Corporation (a subsidiary of Bluehole) had to make a deal with Tencent, seeking permission to release the Window’s version (developed by PUBG Corporation) of the game in China. Shortly after some time, Tencent acquired a 1.5% equity stake worth Rs 440 crores (approx.) in the Bluehole company. Notably, Bluehole owns the PUBG corporation.
Moreover, Tencent announced that it planned to increase investment by about Rs 3147 crores. All of this will allow Tencent to acquire a total of 11.5% stake. Due to the mixed-ownership reasons, the government had not added it previously. But now it has been added to the list. Same with Supercell as well. Now, we hope you can understand will PUBG Get Banned in India? If yes, then why?
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