Is pubg a Chinese app? Why Indian Army Asks Personnel to Delete 89 Apps?

 Is pubg a Chinese app

In India PUBG has a huge fan base amongst online game players. According to a report, India has 30 milion active players monthly and around 13 million daily active players.

"Recently, after a outrage on TikTok vs YouTube and China-India border faceoff, Sonam Wangchuck a famous Engineer, innovator from Ladakh (3 Idiots movie was inspired by him) called to boycott Chinese products. After the statement many people are confused for PUBG, weather it is a Chinese product or not".

Now it’s time to take a look at PUBG, its origin and how it becomes one of the most popular and most earning game of all times.

PUBG was developed and published by PUBG Corporation which is a daughter company of video game company Bluehole Studio which is situated in South Korea. It is inspired by a Japanese movie named Battle Royal in 2000s.

It’s design and concept was led by Brenden Greene also known as ‘Player Unknown’ name on social platform, he had previously developed ARMA 2 mod Days’: Battle Royal. Brenden Greene led Bluehole as creative director since PUBG was launched.

Coming on to PUBG mobile, in early 2017 PUBG Corporation announced a deal with Tencent Games, a Chinese publisher with stakes in big companies like Activision, Ubisoft, and EA. Tencent Games would publish and port PUBG for mobile phones with help from LightSpeed & Quantum Studio, an internal developer division.

Hence when a player starts the PUBG mobile game, the players first see the Tencent Logo and then the PUBG Corporation logo. Tencent Games also bought a 10% stake in Bluehole, in mid-2018.

Owning a Game or Application and having Stake in that game are two different things. As I mentioned above the PUBG Maker “Brendon Greene” turn his idea that was taken from the Japanese Book “Battle Royale” by working as the CEO of Bluehole company. Launching the PUBG Mobile Game in 2017 he changed the Mobile Gaming Industry.


Later due to some reasons, PUBG Mobile banned in China and then Tencent Gaming a Chinese company involved in PUBG Mobile, and created a new game for China called “Game for Peace” later Tencent secured the rights to distribute PUBG in China after changing the game.

Is pubg a Chinese app

You Might have seen the above Tencent Gaming Logo on PUBG Mobile Starting Screen it’s just because of the Distribution ownership of Tencent Games. Unlike Game for Peace Tencent only has 1.5% Stake in PUBG Mobile original game. Whereby just owning the rights of Game for Peace Tencent made around $1.5 Billion in 2019.


Why Indian Army Asks Personnel to Delete 89 Apps Including Facebook, TikTok, Tinder, and PUBG?


The Indian Army desires its personnel to Delete 89 Apps, ranging from Tiktok, Facebook, Truecaller, and Instagram, to video games like PUBG Mobile, and dating’s apps like Tinder, as properly as information apps like Daily Hunt and all ‘private blogs’, in accordance to reports. According to the reports, the military asks personnel to delete these apps to plug the leakage of information. The inclusion of classes like dating apps suggests that the military isn’t simply involved about cyber snooping, however additionally real-world snooping. There is a giant overlap with the listing of fifty nine Chinese apps banned via the government, however this listing is even large and isn’t constrained to solely apps from China.

Why Indian Army Asks Personnel to Delete 89 Apps?

The information of limit on the use of these apps via Indian Army personnel comes days after the Government of India banned fifty nine Chinese apps consisting of TikTok, UC News, and CamScanner.

 The listing of apps the Indian navy personnel have reportedly been requested to delete from their smartphones is divided into several categories like messaging structures (Kik, Viber, Hike and others), video web hosting (TikTok, Likee and others), content material sharing (Shareit, Xender and others), net browsers (UC Browser and UC Browser Mini), video and live streaming (BigoLive, Zoom and others), utility apps (CamScanner, Truecaller and others), gaming apps (PUBG, Mobile Legends and others), e-commerce (AliExpress and others), relationship apps (Tinder and others), antivirus (360 Security), information apps (Daily Hunt and others), lifestyle apps (POPXO), track apps (Hungama and others), and running a blog (Reddit and others).

Facebook is without a doubt one of the biggest names in the list. So are apps like Instagram and Zoom.

The ban is clearly related to the tensions that are taking place between India and China, but unlike the government list, this ban will only apply to army personnel. This isn’t the first time that the army has ordered a similar ban either. Earlier this year, the army gave a warning to officers using Facebook and WhatsApp, according to a Gadgets Now report. The order also asked them not to carry smartphones into bases and dockyards as well as on-board warships, and directed the “ban on the use of Facebook by all naval personnel and ban on the use of smartphones within naval bases/establishments/dockyards / on-board warships.”


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