NEW DELHI: India has banned 118 Apps with Chinese links as the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued a fresh order. This follows the first round of app ban issued by MeitY on June 29, when TikTok was banned alongside 58 others.
The recent ban involves apps such as popular PUBG, and others like CamCard, InNote, Super Clean, ShareSave by Xiaomi, etc.
The United States commended India's move to ban Chinese apps and called on all "freedom-loving" nations and companies to do the same.
Keith Krach, US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment called on all freedom-loving nations and companies to join 'The Clean Network.'
Due to the popularity of the app PUBG, netizens took to Twitter to express their disappointment.
The gaming app is developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole, and the mobile version of the game was developed by the Chinese company Tencent.
Several netizens mentioned that PUBG is Korean and not Chinese.