India and China have recently conflicted with clashes between the pair in June having resulted in the death of at least 20 Indian troops. And, in a move that could potentially be followed by other countries, India have banned 59 Chinese apps including the likes of Tik Tok. One of the biggest apps to have been blacklisted is Mobile Legends Bang Bang, and here you’ll discover why it’s been banned along with Clash Of Kings.
Some of the biggest Chinese apps to have been banned in India include Tik Tok and WeChat. Again, 59 applications have been blacklisted altogether, with the Ministry of Electronics and IT having provided a statement to explain the rationale behind the bans.
While Tik Tok and WeChat are recognisable names across the globe, so too is Clash Of Kings as well as Mobile Legends Bang Bang. And below you’ll discover why they’ve been outlawed.
Why is Mobile Legends banned in India?
Mobile Legends Bang Bang and Clash Of Kings are amongst the 59 Chinese apps banned in India.
As for why Mobile Legends and Clash Of Kings are banned in India, the Ministry of Electronics and IT have posted a statement which suggests that certain apps have been “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorised manner”.
You can find the statement from the Ministry of Electronics and IT down below (via The Economic Times).
“The compilation of the data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures,” says the Ministry’s statement.
“On the basis of these and upon receiving of recent credible inputs that such Apps pose threat to sovereignty and integrity of India, the Government of India has decided to disallow the usage of certain Apps, used in both mobile and non-mobile Internet-enabled devices.
This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.”
Clash Of Kings and Mobile Legends Bang Bang are the only Chinese games included in the list of 59 banned applications.