Indian Navy bans use of Facebook by all personnel

Indian Navy bans use of Facebook by all personnel

Naval Chief Admiral Karambir Singh inspects a parade during the commissioning of fifth Dornier squadron of the Indian Navy- INAS 313 (Indian Naval Air Squadron 313) at the Naval Air Enclave at Meenambakkam, in Chennai, Monday, July 22, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Indian Navy has banned the use of Facebook by naval personnel. It has also banned the use of smartphones at naval bases, dockyards and on-board warships. 

The "stringent" step comes after seven naval personnel were caught leaking sensitive information to enemy intelligence agencies over social media, according to ANI.

Indian Navy said that bans on messaging apps, networking and blogging, content sharing, hosting, e-commerce sites are under promulgation.

More to follow...

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