PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite Banned by IT Ministry in India

Follow Us

In what could be a major blow to Tencent Games, the IT Ministry has banned PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite games in India. Including the two popular games, the IT Ministry also banned 116 other apps. In recent times, we have seen the Indian government banning 59 apps, including TikTok. Some other apps included in the list are APUS Launcher Pro, ShareSave by Xiaomi, Baidu, Ludo World, AppLock and so on. It will be interesting to see how Tencent Games reacts to this ban from the Indian government.

Tencent Games Faces Major Blow as PUBG Gets Banned in India

The press release from IT Ministry states the 118 apps which were banned today are "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.” PUBG Mobile has been on the rise in recent times and the company was even preparing for the launch its most significant update yet with Erangel 2.0 map on September 8. The ban on PUBG Mobile will have a major impact on Indian Esports growth.

In the coming days, we might see Tencent Games appealing the ban of PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite apps in the country. However, as of filing this article, Tencent Games is yet to respond to the ban from the government. With PUBG Mobile getting banned in India, we might see Call of Duty Mobile and Free Fire gaining some momentum, and it will also be interesting to see how esports move forward without PUBG Mobile.

Some other popular apps banned by the government are ShareSave by Xiaomi, CamCard, Tencent Weiyun, Arena of Valour, Baidu, Cut Cut, Rise of Kingdoms. Another Xiaomi apps- ShareSave by Xiaomi has also been banned by the government. In the past, we have seen a couple of Xiaomi apps like the Mi Browser, Mi Browser Pro, Mi Community and Mi Video Call getting banned in India. ShareSave by Xiaomi allows users to purchase products from the Chinese market at affordable prices.

Reported By

Managing Editor

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

Recent Comments

TheAndroidFreak :

Will be capped to 17Mbps/40Mbps speeds.Depends upon your location.

BSNL Achieves 1000 4G Sites Milestone Under Saturation Project

rahul_yadav :

In my city, the BSNL 4G network is showing up almost everywhere. However, a BSNL SIM can only connect to…

BSNL Achieves 1000 4G Sites Milestone Under Saturation Project

rahul_yadav :

Main Issue with Bsnl is their vendor system who will charge anywhere 3000-8000 depend location for Installation and ONT-Router. Where…

BSNL vs Jio Rs 399 Broadband Plans: Who is Better

Shivraj Roy :

meanwhile airtel has removed airfiber booking page and plans i have a booking for today lets see what happens 3562rs…

Jio AirFiber Service is Now Available PAN India

Load More
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments