Indian navy bans the use of social media by naval personnel

Mon Dec 30 2019 16:06:51 GMT+0530 (IST)

Soon after its seven personnel were allegedly caught leaking sensitive information to Pakistani intelligence agencies after being honey-trapped, Indian Navy has banned the use of Facebook by naval personnel. It has also banned smartphones at naval bases, dockyards and onboard warships

The arrest of the seven navy officials from Mumbai, Karvar and Vishakapatnam for leaking sensitive information about the movement of warships and submarines to Pakistan agents.

The accused were produced before the National Investigation Agency court in Vijayawada on December 20. They were remanded to judicial custody till January 3.

The agencies had stated that both Eastern and Western naval command centres, responsible for the security of the maritime borders from China and Pakistan, were exposed to these Pakistan's agents.