India bans Free Fire and 53 other Chinese apps

All are re-releases of apps that India banned in 2020.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, NEW DELHI — Government India banned 54 apps from China for security reasons. Among the banned apps on India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology list are products from major Chinese tech firms such as Tencent, Alibaba and NetEase.

All of them are re-releases of apps that were banned by India in 2020. Also, the apps that are banned for use in India are games. Free fire of Sea Ltd. To date, Sea has not immediately commented on the ban.

Free Fire is one of the most popular mobile games in the world, with over a billion downloads on Google Play. In India, it became the best-selling game throughout the third quarter of 2021.

India’s latest move comes as disputes with China resurface. In 2020, tensions at the border between the two countries occurred, with soldiers killed.

India and China share an unmarked border of 3,488 km along the Himalayas. There, there are thousands of soldiers, tanks and artillery guns from both countries followed the tension that arose

Theta voltagep between India and China continues to the present day. Last month, India’s military leader spoke of the risk of aggression from China.

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