Indian Apps Market Welcome Govt’s Policy To Ban PubG And Other Chinese Apps - GADGET-INNOVATIONS

Indian Apps Market Welcome Govt’s Policy To Ban PubG And Other Chinese Apps

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The Ministry of Information and Technology on September 2, 2020, banned PUBG and 117 other widely popular Chinese mobile applications. This comes after the Indian Government banned 59 apps on June 29th and followed it up with a second crackdown almost a month later by banning 47 more apps that cloned the apps previously restricted in India.


PUBG Mobile has a following in millions in the country and this will mount to a big loss for Tencent, the parent company. The Indian tech sector on the other hand is welcoming this brave move by the Government with both hands and here is what they had to say.


Mr. Ravi MittalFounder of the popular dating app QuackQuack that recently crossed 10 million Indian users commented “Suspension of Chinese apps which are a security risk to our country is a welcome move. There are few of more Chinese apps on the Play Store which are cannibalizing the Indian market and need to go. These include a lot of Chinese duplicates and low quality apps as well. However, this is a welcome start. The Indian start-up ecosystem has some very good apps and can easily fill the void. We have to reduce dependency on Chinese apps and it is encouraging that we as Indians are going all out to support apps developed in India



The app is the desi alternative to Chinese dating apps like Tantan & WeMeet and is performing quite well among the desi millennial crowd.



Apart from this the Indian gaming sector is also very active and vocal about the Government’s decision and they have expressed their support unanimously for it.


On the Government’s decision Mr. Varun Mahna, CEO & Founder of PokerDangal, an online gaming app says “A reiterate step like this in favor of our Nation's sovereignty is a masterstroke I must say, India again won its spurs as one of the independent nations. We can finally say now that India is moving quickly towards being a developed nation, and brave steps like these show how strong we are on the abstraction of 'MAKE IN INDIA.' Like I said earlier, abolishing Chinese applications will not only preserve our nation's security and youth development but will also allow capable Indian growing platforms like ours' to come forward and show their true potential. Honestly, we are obliged to our government and believe that Indians will now prioritize native platforms over foreign ones, which will enable us to showcase our creativity, talent, and strong motives to serve the society in a better way. I can't say about others, but PokerDangal and our entire team appreciates the ban of Chinese apps and is inclined to contribute our pleasing services more delightfully in respect of the progressing movement 'MAKE IN INDIA'”.


The current scenario has also become very beneficial for these Indian apps as they now have access to a growing domestic ecosystem which has a home grown market of billions of people.


The decision might seem harsh on the PubG players but is beneficial in the larger interest of the nation. People will be angry for some time but the India tech industry is hopeful that they will have good home grown options shortly.