Fresh tensions with China, India bans PUBG game

By Nehru.T Sep. 02, 2020, 08:17 pm IST
Fresh tensions with China, India bans PUBG game

India has banned some more Chinese apps including world popular online gaming app PUBG as fresh tensions prevailed at border.

On Wednesday the government of India barred 118 additional Chinese apps along with PUBG in India. The latest decision would definitely a hard hit on Chinese economy. On this bold decisions, the dragon country has raised its objections over India earlier banning huge number apps along with video player app Tik-Tok. This decision can be considered as surgical strike but not with arms and weapons but it would definitely hit the Chinese economy and it would crash too. As a retaliation and revenge like decision for the incident occurred at Galwan valley at Ladakh in June, in which around 20 Indian soldiers are killed by Chinese army.

Significantly, the latest crackdown against 118 more apps comes amid fresh tensions along the LAC where the Indian Army has been asserting its position by re-capturing some points after 58 years by foiling PLA’s repeated attempts to intrude and alter the status quo of the undefined border to its advantage. The union government announced that the mobile game has been banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act on the grounds that “they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.” As per the estimation, around 70 crore people, mostly the youths, have downloaded this most controversial app in India. While the Centre cited security issues through illegitimate data transfer as the reason, it is also being widely seen as a retaliation for China’s continued violation at border in recent months.

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