Indian Army warns its men against networking sites

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: In this age of online social networking, it is quite natural for the armymen to embrace the Internet and be part of the social networking sites. But such socializing online may pose a threat to the national security, feels the higher-ups.


The Army top brass has asked its men to be extremely careful while posting pictures and details about themselves.

In a recent circular to the Army personnel it was reportedly instructed that they should not disclose their whereabouts and employment information on social networking sites, and warned that the failure to comply with its order could invite disciplinary action, including imprisonment.

Army feels that when servicemen put their details on networking sites like Orkut and Facebook, that may give an opportunity to the enemies of the nation to befriend them and extract sensitive informations pertaining to national security.

Though there is no exact data as to how many of the 1.1-million-strong Army personnel are using the networking sites, it is estimated that quite a lot of them are hooked to such networks.