Things are getting more tensed between India and China whether it is at border or at online platform, and the latest incident to add to this testimony is none other than former deciding to ban 54 apps in their country that have Chinese origin.
This is not the first time that Government of India has banned Chinese apps as in 2020 they banned 270 apps which had a Chinese origin including the most popular one “Tiktok”.
Having said that a popular mobile game known as “Garena Free Fire” that was disappeared from Google Play Store and Apple app store is the latest to join the list of 54 apps banned in India.
Based on the reports from different media outlets, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology have decided to ban these 54 Chinese apps as they posed security threat and a notification will be issued pretty soon to formally banned these apps in India.
Along with Free Fire, the other 53 apps who are banned by Government of India are already the clones of those apps who have been banned already before. Let’s have a look at some of those 54 apps who are banned by Government of India in detail.
The 54 Chinese apps include Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera, Equalizer & Bass Booster, CamCard for SalesForce Ent, Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite, Viva Video Editor, Tencent Xriver, Onmyoji Chess, Onmyoji Arena, AppLock, Dual Space Lite.
— ANI (@ANI) February 14, 2022
“Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera, Equalizer & Bass Booster, CamCard for SalesForce Ent, Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite, Viva Video Editor, Tencent Xriver, Onmyoji Chess, Onmyoji Arena, AppLock, Dual Space Lite, Garena Free Fire”.
In 2020, all those 270 apps were banned under section 69A of IT act and based on inputs received which clearly predicted that these apps are challenging the integrity and security of India.
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Free Fire is a battle royal shooter game, which is often compared with PUBG and it is still among the most popular mobile games in the world with more than billion downloads on Google Play and the ban on this app in India will break the hearts of many Esports passionate player who had developed an interest of playing this game.