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According to a report by IGN India, Battlegrounds Mobile India APK sent and received the information to external servers, like these hosted in China, in spite of the developers assuring Indian authorities that all of the game’s ties with China would be reduce off. The game’s servers apparently sent information to Beijing-based China Mobile Communications servers, Tencent-run Proxima Beta servers situated in Hong Kong and servers of Microsoft Azure in Mumbai, Moscow and the US. The game is also stated to notify a Tencent server situated in Beijing when it is becoming booted up.
If these reports are identified to be correct, it may lead to the game becoming banned in India, regardless of the truth that it was a unique version of PUBG Mobile meant to replace the original game immediately after the Indian government last year banned more than 200 apps that have been linked to China. India had been wary of the privacy of its customers, afraid that China may misuse the user information that it was collecting from China-based apps, immediately after reports emerged that the nation essential tech corporations hosted in China to submit any information that the government sought. Accordingly, quite a few apps, like common video game PUBG Mobile and social media platform TikTok, have been banned in India.
Now, with these reports emerging, there is no doubt that if there is any truth to this, the government would take some stringent measures against the developers.
Meanwhile, sector body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written to Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad looking for a ban on the game, not only saying that the information is becoming sent to other nations, but also adding that Battlegrounds Mobile India is working with some features from the banned version. CAIT is also urging Google to delist the app from its Play Store.