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The Indian Government has halted plans from Google to put Indian cities, tourists spots, hills, and rivers in an application in which one can explore through 360-degree, panoramic and street-level images.

According to the security agencies and home ministry, these pictures can be used for planning of terrorist attacks that might ultimately lead to events like those in 2008 that took place in Mumbai.

Street view, which was earlier just launched as a test in the US is now showcasing 360-degree panoramic views to include locations on all seven continents, covering 65 plus countries and has travelled seven million plus miles.

Google street view 2

Google has often run into trouble with their Maps platform, in countries that take privacy, including many in the EU. In Germany, homeowners can log into street view and blur their homes.

Google with the Archaeological Survey of India has already added their street view to the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Varanasi river bank, Nalanda University, Mysore Palace, Thanjavur Temple, Chinnaswamy Stadium besides others in partnership with the Archaeological Society of India.

red fort street view

But now, the Government of India has blocked Google from going ahead with Street View due to fear of potential terrorist attacks. However, if the fear of terrorism holds back progress, then terrorism at a certain level has already been achieved.

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Deviana
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Mobile phone lover, Deviana, is iGyaan's Mobile news correspondent
21 comments
Sagar Mendiratta
Sagar Mendiratta

So terrorist attacks is the reason. It means that our country doesn't trust it's security and defense system.

Prashantha Kumar
Prashantha Kumar

Good initiative taken by govt and some comments are so stupid here, we must know that Street view is blocked in several countries for the same reason security

Ashu Singh
Ashu Singh

it is for security reason i think /

Shaikh Sarfaraz
Shaikh Sarfaraz

Ha ab khud ka satellite hai to woi use karenge google map kyu

Arko Sen
Arko Sen

Government will block each and every thing that is either true or might make India a better place.

hulone_
hulone_

It is a absurd call. In one hand you want digital India and on other you ban things which are steps towards digitization.

Dipanjan Ray
Dipanjan Ray

DON'T GET ANGRY ON THIS STEP. GOOGLE STREET VIEW HAS BEEN BANNED IN INDIA BECAUSE OF SOME LEGITIMATE REASONS. THE MAIN REASON OF BANNING IT IS, TERRORISTS CAN EASILY EXPLOIT THIS TOOL TO MAKE ANOTHER BLAST OR DESTRUCTION. SO IT IS BANNED FOR OUR PROTECTION.

Rohit Tiwari
Rohit Tiwari

Good action taken by govt. otherwise pakistan k hamle or accurate ho jaynge \U0001f635\U0001f631\U0001f61c

Sam Aercy
Sam Aercy

Right move, anyways Street View is a nonessential feature, useless for most cases. Good for foreign travellers though

Bhimashankar Sanga
Bhimashankar Sanga

#GoogleStreetView is not a benign tool , its ban is not daft and we don't become NIMBYs and luddites for opposing Google street view.Google Street View has been banned in Greece.Pentagon has banned Google from mapping its military bases.Surveillance watchdog Privacy International has filed several cases against #Google for its Street View operations in the UK. Its very difficult to trust US based money driven corporations who don't come under the ambit of our laws,who are trying to sell their products/services in our interests, even when we don't want them. The Indian government have every right to do what it wants on this issue.

Sangamesh P Math
Sangamesh P Math

Yeah Indian security is too weak anyone can place a bomb anywhere.

Keyur Bhesania
Keyur Bhesania

it looks nonsense but right decision for safety of India.

Keyur Bhesania
Keyur Bhesania

indian safety =public safety. terrorist indian wall or land pe shoot ni public pe shoot karte he. -_-

Ravindran Vishwas
Ravindran Vishwas

lol safety of India but not safety of public of India \U0001f602\U0001f602

Archit Dhingra
Archit Dhingra

Dhruv Sharma Vipul Hooda Shivam Mendiratta Ashish Kapil wtf?

Dhruv Sharma
Dhruv Sharma

Inmein se adho ko pta b ni hoga ki ye hota kya hai sale gawar to bhare pade hain

Shivam Mendiratta
Shivam Mendiratta

Hhahahahahahahahahahahahaha Dhruv Sharma sahi kaha \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602