India: Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), the second-most popular app from the South Korean game developer Krafton, has been banned as part of a recent crackdown on mobile apps. India took a similar action against PUBG in September 2020.
The purportedly improved version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, BGMI, was outlawed by the Indian Ministry of IT and Electronics under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. (PUBG).
Google has acknowledged the development and stated that it has taken the game out of the Indian Play Store.
After informing the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology that "Indian users' data will be stored in India and some measures will be taken to reduce excessive gameplay," Krafton released the game in India last year.
"No permission is given by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology for the entry of PUBG or any other company/app in India. However, the government places a high priority on ensuring that Indian users and children are safe "In response to a query regarding the relaunch of PUBG in the nation, the Indian government stated.
According to Changhan Kim, the chief executive of Krafton, the game attracted 100 million users in India in a year as of July 1.
In the wake of border tensions with China, India began a more extensive crackdown on mobile applications in 2020. The nation has so far banned nearly 300 apps, charging the companies behind them, including Alibaba, Tencent, and GameEase, with data theft and endangering the integrity and sovereignty of the nation.