The reason for the ban on India’s favorite game is finally revealed. BGMI Communications With Chinese Servers is what resulted in the ban.
After the removal of Battlegrounds Mobile India from the Google Play Store and the iOS Store, there have been certain speculations about the game.
The government of India banned BGMI under the IT Act’s Section 69A. According to the Act, the govt. has the power to ban any app which may be a threat to national security.
On 2nd August, a government official finally revealed the reason for the ban.
BGMI Communications With Chinese Servers
Although BGMI is a game specific to India, it was still somewhere related to China. Since the game is the same as PUBG Mobile, it functions and updates the same as PUBG Mobile.
PUBG Mobile was developed and is maintained by Tencent Games – a Chinese company. Therefore, it is notable that BGMI might have connections with the Chinese servers.
According to News18, a central intelligence agency reported the issue, and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) communicated with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) about it.
A senior government official claims that the software has a number of problems, the most severe of which is that it interacts, either directly or indirectly, with servers headquartered in China.
The News18 report says that sources have confirmed that additional “rebranded” apps are talking with servers in China and are under investigation.
Mr Shiva Nandy is the CEO of Skyesports India. He posted a story on Instagram which said –
“It was not an immediate action. It was in the process for almost five months. In fact, one week before removing the game from the Play Store, an interim notice was sent to Krafton India by the government.
According to sources, Tik Tok is all set to make a comeback. In that case, BGMI will be back 100%.
Hopefully, if everything goes well, there will be independence soon!”
To sum up, BGMI communicating with Chinese Severs is a serious matter. National Security is above all. Hopefully, Krafton and the government will sort out the matter.