PUBG among 118 Chinese Government Banned Apps: Check the full list


On Wednesday, the Centre decided to ban 118 Chinese mobile applications in view of the information available that they are engaged in activities that threaten the sovereignty and integrity of India and the security of the state. Prohibited apps include the popular PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) game.

The decision came amid border tensions with China in eastern Ladakh.

The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre of Home Ministry has also sent an exhaustive recommendation for blocking these malicious apps. Likewise, there have been similar bipartisan concerns, flagged by various public representatives, both outside and inside the Parliament of India, the release said.

In the wake of the complaints, the Indian Government has decided to ban the use of certain mobile and non-mobile Internet-enabled applications.

The ministry said that this decision is a targeted move to ensure the safety, security, and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.

“This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security, and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace,” said a statement from the ministry.

List of banned Chinese apps:

·       APUS Launcher Pro- Theme, Live Wallpapers, Smart

·       APUS Launcher-Theme, Call Show, Wallpaper, HideApps

·       APUS Security -Antivirus, Phone Security, Cleaner

·       APUS Turbo Cleaner 2020- Junk Cleaner, Anti-Virus

·       APUS Flashlight-Free & Bright

·       Cut Cut – Cut Out & Photo Background Editor

·       Baidu

·       Baidu Express Edition

·       FaceU – Inspire your Beauty

·       ShareSave by Xiaomi: Latest gadgets, amazing deals

·       CamCard – Business Card Reader

·       CamCard Business

·       CamCard for Salesforce

·       CamOCR

·       InNote

·       VooV Meeting – Tencent Video Conferencing

·       Super Clean – Master of Cleaner, Phone Booster

·       WeChat reading

·       Government WeChat

·       Small Q brush

·       Tencent Weiyun

·       Pitu

·       WeChat Work

·       Cyber Hunter

·       Cyber Hunter Lite

·       Knives Out-No rules, just fight!

·       Super Mecha Champions

·       LifeAfter

·       Dawn of Isles

·       Ludo World-Ludo Superstar

·       Chess Rush

·       PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik


·       Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade

·       Art of Conquest: Dark Horizon

·       Dank Tanks

·       Warpath

·       Game of Sultans

·       Gallery Vault – Hide Pictures And Videos

·       Smart AppLock (App Protect)

·       Message Lock (SMS Lock)-Gallery Vault Developer Team

·       Hide App-Hide Application Icon

·       AppLock

·       AppLock Lite

·       Dual Space – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner

·       ZAKZAK Pro – Live chat & video chat online

·       ZAKZAK LIVE: live-streaming & video chat app

·       Music – Mp3 Player

·       Music Player – Audio Player & 10 Bands Equalizer

·       HD Camera Selfie Beauty Camera

·       Cleaner – Phone Booster

·       Web Browser & Fast Explorer

·       Video Player All Format for Android

·       Photo Gallery HD & Editor

·       Photo Gallery & Album

·       Music Player – Bass Booster – Free Download

·       HD Camera – Beauty Cam with Filters & Panorama

·       HD Camera Pro & Selfie Camera

·       Music Player – MP3 Player & 10 Bands Equalizer

·       Gallery HD

·       Web Browser – Fast, Privacy & Light Web Explorer

·       Web Browser – Secure Explorer

·       Music player – Audio Player

·       Video Player – All Format HD Video Player

·       Lamour Love All Over The World

·       Amour- video chat & call all over the world.

·       MV Master – Make Your Status Video & Community

·       MV Master – Best Video Maker & Photo Video Editor

·       APUS Message Center-Intelligent management

·       LivU Meet new people & Video chat with strangers

·       Carrom Friends : Carrom Board & Pool Game

·       Ludo All Star- Play Online Ludo Game & Board Games

·       Bike Racing : Moto Traffic Rider Bike Racing Games

·       Rangers Of Oblivion : Online Action MMO RPG Game

·       Z Camera – Photo Editor, Beauty Selfie, Collage

·       GO SMS Pro – Messenger, Free Themes, Emoji

·       U-Dictionary: Oxford Dictionary Free Now Translate

·       Ulike – Define your selfie in trendy style

·       Tantan – Date For Real

·       MICO Chat: New Friends Banaen aur Live Chat karen

·       Kitty Live – Live Streaming & Video Live Chat

·       Malay Social Dating App to Date & Meet Singles

·       Alipay

·       AlipayHK

·       Mobile Taobao

·       Youku

·       Road of Kings- Endless Glory

·       Sina News

·       Netease News

·       Penguin FM

·       Murderous Pursuits

·       Tencent Watchlist (Tencent Technology

·       Learn Chinese AI-Super Chinese

·       HUYA LIVE – Game Live Stream

·       Little Q Album

·       Fighting Landlords – Free and happy Fighting Landlords

·       Hi Meitu

·       Mobile Legends: Pocket

·       VPN for TikTok

·       VPN for TikTok

·       Penguin E-sports Live assistant

·       Buy Cars-offer everything you need, special offers and low prices

·       iPick

·       Beauty Camera Plus – Sweet Camera & Face Selfie

·       Parallel Space Lite – Dual App

·       “Chief Almighty: First Thunder BC

·       MARVEL Super War NetEase Games

·       AFK Arena

·       Creative Destruction NetEase Games

·       Crusaders of Light NetEase Games

·       Mafia City Yotta Games

·       Onmyoji NetEase Games

·       Ride Out Heroes NetEase Games

·       Yimeng Jianghu-Chu Liuxiang has been fully upgraded

·       Legend: Rising Empire NetEase Games

·       Arena of Valor: 5v5 Arena Games

·       Soul Hunters

·       Rules of Survival

In June, India banned 59 China-linked smartphone applications, including Bytedance’s TikTok, Alibaba’s UC Browser, and Tencent’s WeChat, citing security concerns. Nearly all of the forbidden applications had some preferential Chinese interest and the majority had Chinese parent companies.