Government bans 54 more Chinese apps posing ‘threat to India’s security’ amid border dispute

The government has decided to ban 54 additional apps of Chinese origin, saying these apps pose a “threat to India’s security” as tensions continue along the border. One of the biggest names on this list of banned games is “Garena Free Fire – Illuminate”. This game is a popular alternative to PUBG Mobile.

Apart from Garena Free Fire- Illuminate, the new list of banned apps mostly consists of clones of apps that were already banned in India from 2020. Some of the apps that were banned earlier were quietly re-branded and re-launched in India. , With 54 more banned apps, the total list of apps that have been banned by the Indian government can reach around 324 so far.

The popular Garena Free Fire game disappeared from both Google Play Store and Apple App Store even before the government announced this ban. While the Illuminate version has already been removed, the Max version is still on the Google Play Store. It is quite possible that Google will remove it very soon.

The possible reason why Garena Free Fire disappeared before the ban was announced by the government could be that PUBG Mobile’s developer Crafton has launched a major lawsuit against Garena Free Fire and Garena Free Fire Max. Crafton has also involved Google and Apple in the lawsuit for distributing these games on their respective app stores.

Here is the list of apps that have been confirmed to be banned by the government

1 Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD

2 Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera

3 Equalizer — Bass Booster & Volume EQ & Virtualizer

4 Music Player- Music,Mp3 Player

5 Equalizer & Bass Booster – Music Volume EQ

6 Music Plus – MP3 Player

7Equalizer Pro – Volume Booster & Bass Booster

8 Video Player Media All Format

9 Music Player – Equalizer & MP3

  1. Volume Booster – Loud Speaker & Sound Booster

11 Music Player – MP3 Player

12 CamCard for SalesForce Ent

13 Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite

14 Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade

15 APUS Security HD (Pad Version)

16 Parallel Space Lite 32 Support

17 Viva Video Editor – Snack Video Maker with Music

18 Nice video baidu

19 Tencent Xriver

20 Onmyoji Chess

21 Onmyoji Arena

22 AppLock

23 Dual Space Lite – Multiple Accounts & Clone App

24 Dual Space Pro – Multiple Accounts & App Cloner

25 DualSpace Lite – 32Bit Support

26 Dual Space – 32Bit Support

27 Dual Space – 64Bit Support

28 Dual Space Pro – 32Bit Support

29 Conquer Online – MMORPG Game

30 Conquer Online Il

31 Live Weather & Radar – Alerts

32 Notes- Color Notepad, Notebook

33 MP3 Cutter – Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter

34 Voice Recorder & Voice Changer

35 Barcode Scanner – QR Code Scan

36 Lica Cam – selfie camera app

37 EVE Echoes

38 Astracraft

39 U Game Booster-network solution for high ping

40 Extraordinary Ones

41 Badlanders

42 Stick Fight: The Game Mobile

43 Twilight Pioneers

44 Cute: Match With The World

45 SmallWorld-Enjoy groupchat and video chat

46 CuteU Pro

47 FancyU – Video Chat & Meetup

48 RealU: Go Live, Make Friends

49 MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats

50 RealU Lite -video to live!

51 Wink: Connect Now

52 FunChat Meet People Around You

53 FancyU pro – Instant Meetup through Video

54 Garena Free Fire- Illuminate