Garena Free Fire Banned in India among 54 Chinese Apps

India Banned 54 Chinese Apps yesterday, but what created buzz was the Ban of Garena Free Fire which is a popular battle royal game in India as well as globally.

by FighterMan Updated: 09 Apr, 2022, 10:11 IST
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The government of India has once again banned some Chinese apps from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. There are 54 in total Chinese apps that were banned on 14th February 2022.


The main reason for this is the same as the earlier one i.e. threat to sovereignty and integrity of India. One of the popular names among these apps is Garena Free Fire Illuminate which is a battle royale game. However, the Garena Free Fire Max is not banned and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Till now, India has banned 273 Chinese Apps including the likes of Garena Free Fire Illuminate, PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite, TikTok, AliExpress, Weibo, WeChat, UC Browser, CamScanner, and Shareit. Garena Free Fire is made by a Singapore-based gaming company, but due to noncompliance of norms have faced the ban.

Garena Free Fire may also face ban from other countries due to a lawsuit filed by Krafton (maker of PUBG Battlegrounds India) as per News18’s report. According to Krafton, Garena has copied game opening, airdrop feature, game structure & play, style of weapons/armor/objects/locations, and color schemes from PUBG.

Makers of Garena Free Fire assured its fan base in India that they will be back soon by meeting Indian Government’s policy norms.

Why did Garena Free Fire get banned in India among 54 Chinese Apps?

Garena Free Fire among the 54 Chinese Apps got banned in India due to the following violations and reasons:

  • Getting critical permissions

  • Assembling sensitive user data

  • Security and Privacy threat to users

  • Misusing user data

  • Data transmission to hostile country servers

  • Espionage and Surveillance activities via camera/microphone/GPS

  • Network malfunction

  • Threat to security of the State and Defense of India

List of All 54 Chinese Apps Banned in India in 2022
  • Garena Free Fire Illuminate

  • Beauty Camera Selfie Camera

  • Lica Cam selfie camera app

  • Music Player- Music.Mp3 Player

  • Voice Recorder & Voice Changer

  • Music Plus MP3 Player

  • Equalizer Pro Volume Booster & Bass Booster

  • Viva Video Editor Snack Video Maker with Music

  • Music Player Equalizer & MP3

  • Volume Booster Loud Speaker & Sound Booster

  • Music Player MP3 Player

  • CamCard for SalesForce Ent

  • Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite

  • Rise of Kingdoms: Lost Crusade

  • APUS Security HD (Pad Version)

  • Parallel Space Lite 32 Support

  • Video Player Media All Format

  • Nice video baidu

  • Tencent Xriver

  • Onmyoji Chess

  • Onmyoji Arena

  • AppLock

  • Dal Space Lite Multiple Accounts & Clone App

  • Dual Space Pro Multiple Accounts & App Cloner

  • DualSpace Lite 32 Bit Support

  • Dual Space 32Bit Support

  • Dual Space 64Bit Support

  • Dual Space Pro 32Bit Support

  • Conquer Online MMORPG Game

  • Conquer Online Il

  • Live Weather & Radar Alerts

  • Notes- Color Notepad, Notebook

  • MP3 Cutter Ringtone Maker & Audio Cutter

  • Equalizer & Bass Booster Music Volume EQ

  • Barcode Scanner QR Code Scan

  • Equalizer Bass Booster & Volume EQ & Virtualizer

  • EVE Echoes

  • Astracraft

  • UU Game Booster-network solution for high ping

  • Extraordinary Ones

  • Badlanders

  • Stick Fight: The Game Mobile

  • Twilight Pioneers

  • CuteU: Match With The World

  • Small World-Enjoy group chat and video chat

  • CuteU Pro

  • FancvU Video Chat & Meetup

  • Real: Go Live. Make Friends

  • MoonChat: Enjoy Video Chats

  • Real Lite -video to live!

  • Wink: Connect Now

  • FunChat Meet People Around You

  • FancyU pro Instant Meetup through Video chat!

  • Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD

Just like Instagram got Reels instantly after the TikTok ban, will we see a Garena Free Fire lookalike? Do exchange your views with the community below. You can also check out the trending offers on Games for nice savings!

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Good news smile

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But still modi doing business with china joy

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That logic is flawed. Even the mighty US trades with China. This is the 21st century, countries can’t exist in isolation in the age of globalisation. Anyways, how does trading goods that the country can’t produce indegeniously or can’t be competitive against compare to banning apps that pose a risk on privacy? You can’t outright pose tariffs or bans on products until you have similar domestic alternatives and the ability to such products requires time, effort and money.

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very good decision, may hurt some……..

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