Indian Navy has banned use of Facebook for all its personnel on Friday. This order has been issued by Naval Headquarter with immediate effect. Indian Navy has also banned the use of smart phones at naval bases, dockyards and on-board warships.
Indian Navy bans use of Facebook by naval personnel. It has also banned smart phones at naval bases,dockyards and on-board warships. (1/2)— ANI (@ANI) December 30, 2019
Apart from Facebook, Facebook-owned popular apps, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Instagram have been also banned by Indian Nay. These restrictions have been issued to avoid ‘Honey Trap’ cases in Indian navy.
This order has been issued by the Navy with immediate effect soon after seven naval personnel were caught leaking sensitive information to enemy intelligence agencies over social media.
On 20 December, 7 Indian Navy Personnel were arrested in case of Spying for Pakistan. A Pakistani espionage racket has been busted by intelligence department of Andhra Pradesh Police.