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PUBG: Former Arunachal MP calls for ban on Battlegrounds India launch

We missed this earlier: Former Member of Parliament and Union Minister of Minority Affairs Ninong Ering called on the government to thwart the re-release of PUBG Mobile in India terming it "Tencent's indirect way of entering India and capture data and details of Indian citizens". In the May 22 letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Ering argued that Krafton, the South Korean company that is publishing Battlegrounds Mobile India, the rebranded version of PUBG, continues to have close ties to the Chinese firm Tencent, which was the game's India publisher when it was banned, following border skirmishes between India and China. "Tencent is still the publisher and distributor of PUBG Mobile outside India. Very curiously, almost all of Krafton’s Indian employees, including its senior management team, are former Tencent employees who were miraculously all hired by Krafton in December last year and working on [Battlegrounds Mobile India]," Ering alleged. IGN India reported on May 25 that at least five employees of the Korean company's Indian operations, including country manager Aneesh Aravind, had come in from Tencent India. "Additionally, Krafton has recently invested in Nodwin Gaming, which according to report will host PUBG on its servers. Nodwin has extensive ongoing ties to Tencent and according to news reports also offers its services in Pakistan and has a team and administrators there, raising massive security concerns," Ering added. Ering is not the only Indian National Congress politician to object to the game's return. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, a spokesperson for the party,…

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