- The Indian Government recently banned 59 Chinese apps and games including Mobile Legends
- The Indian Army has also banned 89 other games and apps including PUBG Mobile
- And now, the Indian Govt. has alleged Tencent to have links with the PLA
- So the question arises here, will PUBG Mobile be banned in India for the general public?
According to various sources, the Indian Government is suspecting Tencent along with 6 other Chinese firms to have deep links with the Chinese Army, PLA. Amid the ongoing tension between the two south-asian superpowers, the Indian government has already banned 59 Chinese apps and the Indian Army has banned 89 apps, which includes 'All Tencent Gaming Apps'.
List of firms under the government's radar:
- Xindia Steels
- Xinxing Cathay international
- China electronic technology group
- SAIC motor corporation
It is noteworthy that Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, and others have deep links with the Chinese government as well as the Chinese Army, PLA. These firms are a part of the Chinese military-civil fusion and AI Projects. Ren Zhengfei, the founder Huawei, is also one of the ex-heads of the Chinese Army's engineering corps.
Will PUBG Mobile be banned in India?
Tencent, one of the companies under the government's radar, has ported the popular mobile games like PUBG Mobile, and COD Mobile among others. Now the question arises, will PUBG Mobile be also banned if Tencent gets banned?
Well. According to the sources, the government has just identified these firms for now but they have not said anything about the severity of the action. But considering the developments around the two nations, we can say that the Indian Govt. will come down heavily on the mentioned firms which include Tencent, and in turn PUBG Mobile and COD Mobile. However, the point to be noted here is that even if they have links with the PLA and Chinese Govt., they have not been proved to be involved in Anti-India activities. At least till now. So pick-up your phone and keep pushing till you reach Conqueror.
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