The critics of Battlegrounds Mobile India are of the view that the new yet-to-be launched game is only a re-branded version of PUBG Mobile India.
Battlegrounds Mobile India, which is deemed as the desi version of PUBG Mobile India, is expected to be released soon in India. Though Battlegrounds Mobile India has a different name when compared to PUBG Mobile India, speculations are rife that there are lots of commonalities between Battlegrounds Mobile India and PUBG Mobile India. The critics of Battlegrounds Mobile India are of the view that the new yet-to-be launched game is only a re-branded version of PUBG Mobile India.
A recent RTI filed by Dr Gaurav Tyagi, who is an assistant professor at JNU, got a response from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). In its response, the IT Ministry said that the government cannot stop the game from launching in India. But the IT Ministry has the authority to ban the game once it is launched under the provisions of section 69A of the Informations Technology Act, 2000.
Responding to the RTI, the IT ministry said, “Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology has no role in granting any permission for entry of PUBG or any company/Mobile app in India.”