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Google and Apple pull BGMI game from Play Store in India following government order

Google and Apple have pulled the popular mobile game Battlegrounds Mobile India, more popularly known as BGMI, from their respective app stores in India following an order from the Indian government, a year after developer Krafton launched the app following a ban on similar title PUBG in the South Asian market.

In a statement to TechCrunch, a Google spokesperson said: “On receipt of the order, following established process, we have notified the affected developer and have blocked access to the app that remained available on the Play Store in India.”

The app was delisted by Google from the Play Store in the country Thursday evening. The app has also been delisted by Apple. The iPhone-maker didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

A Krafton spokesperson in India had no comment Thursday evening. The company told TechCrunch earlier this week that over 100 million users had signed up for the game in India. According to Sensor Tower, BGMI had over 16.5 million monthly active users in the country.

This is a developing story…

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