Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

India says NO to Google Street View

  1. India has declined to give security clearance to the Google’s Street View service
  2. Why? Objections by the Defence Ministry about security of sensitive defence installations
  3. It is not possible to monitor the service once it is launched and it would be detrimental to national security
  4. Pathankot: The proposal was rejected in February itself, primarily amid security concerns after the terror attack at the Pathankot airbase
  5. Investigating agencies suspect that terrorists used Google maps as they were aware of the airbase’s topography
  6. Street View service: Allows users to have a panoramic view of places in cities, as they would look in real life
  7. Google uses cars and bikes fitted with cameras to collect 360-degree images of a place

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