Amidst tensions between India and China, the Indian government has banned 118 China-based apps on 2nd September because “they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order." As you may know by now, among those apps, the two most notable names include PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite, two of the most popular mobile games in India. 

Pubg Mobile Banned India
After TikTok, PUBG Mobile is another notable name that is banned in India.

With the ban coming into effect, all apps and games mentioned on the list have been deleted from the two app stores, including PUBG Mobile.

At the moment, users in India who have PUBG Mobile on their phones can still play the game because its servers have not been withdrawn yet. However, they should be withdrawn soon and the developers are likely to issue a notification in the game to announce that the game is going to shut down in the country.

This is not the first time the Indian Government has decided to ban China-based apps. For the first time, 59 apps were banned, including the popular short-video app TikTok. Followed those 59 apps, 47 more were banned by the government of India on the 28th of July as they were mostly lite or clone versions of the already-banned China-based apps. All of them have now been removed from Apple’s App Store and Google Play store.