On Wednesday, the India-China tensions intensified with India moving one step further to ban another 118 apps having any Chinese link, which included the popular Tencent game, PUBG, referencing national security risks. The move came after the geopolitical frictions, near the Himalayan border in Ladakh, between the two neighbourhoods increased.
Some of the other apps on the block list were Baidu, WeChat, Ludo All-Star, FaceU, Weiyun, Alipay, and more.
Earlier, India took similar action by banning 59 apps having Chinese connection which included UC browser, Tik Tok, Weibo, and others.
Meanwhile, Tencent, Baidu, NetEase, and Ant Group were either not available or declined to comment.
The Indian ministry reported many complaints against the apps from many sources citing that these applications were stealing and transmitting users’ information and prominent data to servers operating outside India through unauthorised means.