A 118 additional Chinese apps including the popular multiplayer game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been banned in India by the Ministry of Information and Technology.
As per the order by the IT Ministry, it had received various complaints of the apps stealing user data which may be mined by elements who are hostile to India's national security. It added that it has also received a recommendation from the Home Ministry for banning these apps.
This decision by the centre comes just days after the Chinese People Liberation Army (PLA) carried out another unprovoked military aggression at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
As per reports, China has made at least three attempts to cross the LAC which have been foiled by an alert Indian Army.
In June the centre had banned 59 Chinese applications including the popular short video sharing app TikTok, data sharing app ShareIt, UC Browser and scanning app CamScanner.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had said in a letter that all these apps were found to be engaged in activities “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India".
Here is a list of the 118 Chinese apps which have been banned in India.
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