Sep 2, 2020: Indian Government banned 117 apps including PUBG Mobile with concerns over data & privacy security of the users.
Oct 3, 2020: Tencent terminates services for PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite in India, following Krafton's decision to cut ties with Tencent, leaving Indian players unable to access the game officially.
Jan 8, 2021: In response to a RTI filed regarding PUBG Mobile, MEITY confirmed that they have not granted permission to PUBG Mobile in India which added to the uncertainty about the game's unban.
Jan 25, 2021: Krafton announces that it continues to work with the Indian government to bring back PUBG Mobile in India, without revealing specific details about the progress or the release date.
May 6, 2021: Krafton officially announces "Battlegrounds Mobile India," an India- exclusive battle royale game with exclusive features, outfits, in-game events, and a dedicated esports ecosystem, designed as a replacement for PUBG Mobile in India.
Jul 2 & Aug 18, 2021: BGMI becomes available on the Play Store from July 2, 2021, and on the App Store from August 18, 2021, marking its official return to Indian app stores after meeting regulatory requirements.
Jul 27, 2022: BGMI gets removed from both the Play Store and App Store following a government order citing national security concerns, leaving the availability of the game uncertain.
Jul 29, 2022: Krafton announces that it is actively working with the government to address concerns and clarify the removal of BGMI from app stores, aiming to bring the game back to the Indian market.
May 19, 2023: Krafton announces the relaunch of BGMI through social media platforms, expressing gratitude to the Indian authorities for lifting the ban for 90 days, with the game being closely monitored and released with time restrictions and reduced violent graphics.