Google earth images created storm across India

Legally you are not allowed to take photos or visit military installation. However google’s earth allows to have eye on India Air Force (IAF) yelahanka base, HAL factory, PM’s house, parliament house other important location in country.
Googles new released images allows anyone to see all these important location. You can’t see sensitive location such as white house, but here it is displaying all sensitive location.
Government of India announced inquiry, as result of this google earth site may be get blocked if order by government. Check out google earth india image of Rashtrapati Bhavan and yelahanka base below:


Indian Air Force (IAF) yelahanka base
Indian Air Force (IAF) yelahanka base

Rashtrapati Bhavan
Rashtrapati Bhavan

According to googlecommunity

India seems to have lost Kashmir to Pakistan on Google Earth. Yes, that is how the map shows India-Pakistan borders.. Kashmir, India does not exist, but Kashmir, Pakistan exists.. the international borders shown have completely carved out Kashmir from India”. This is serious problem and remember Microsoft did same mistake and that cost them lot of money. Same thing can happen with Google.

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113 thoughts on “Google earth images created storm across India”

  1. You /can/ see the White House on Google Earth – why would you not be able to.

    And surely an Indian ban on Google Earth and / or Google Maps would inconvenience only Indians? The rest of the world would still be able to see the images you’re concerned about.

  2. I think indian government should ban google to take all sensitive images related to defence and high political. This will be very dengerous for defence in future.

  3. hey they must block it google should be banned as they are provoiding all the images remember parliment attack and recent ayodhya attack

  4. As for banning google is concerned.. Where will u ban it?? To indians?? There are better ways of dealing with security issues than banning a internet site. Also any terrorist who is not in india can still c this.. What if someone emails him the snapshots..So I dont think banning is what is required here.. There should be some controlled mechanism where the government can ask google to blackout certain sensitive areas.

    Btw, I made a small app using google map .. for india..
    http://www.lmap.co.nr

  5. This is strange.
    You can’t see the Whitehouse on Google Maps, but you can on Google Earth.
    Why?
    Check it out on the Google Maps site and then in Google Earth.
    1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC

  6. Well one can appreciate the advances in Technology, but Google should act in a more responsible manner. These days, when nuclear technology is being proliferated with the connivance of governments, sensitive geographical informations as provided by google would only pour oil to burning fire.

    As India already fears that one day even nuclear arsenal technology will fall into the hands of terrorists, easy availability of these kind of sensitive information would only aid them.

  7. HI all,
    I think, security is the open secrete and all of us as Indians must have in our blood to secure the nation. Google map is the tool and let everyone enjoy the diversity and richness of India. As Indians, we have to be together to save the motherland.

  8. Hey u know wat the Ind Gov shud do….they shud hack into the google database and black out sensitive images!!

  9. THIS IS REALLY AMAZING TO FIND SO MANY PLACES N EARTH IN THE NET.
    BUT IT MAY BE DANGEROUS BECAUSE EVERY THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO CAN MISUSE EVERY GOOD THING IN HARMFUL WAY.WE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING BEFORE DECIDING SOMETHING.
    SO BE CAREFUL.

  10. Google Earth did not show the Whitehouse and the KSC Launchpad 39A and B and also the pentagon etc… in the summer of 2005. Its only after summer 05 that we are able to see them . I remember to have seen blurred images of the same. Change in Policy ? Donno , But When I first saw the Rashtrapathi bavan the first thing I did was to checkout if White house was seen and I was Just surprised to see that, so was I when I could see KCS and pads 39A/B….strange are the ways of world and their openions …

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  12. YOU GUYS HAD 9/11 AND THAT BROUGHT SHIT OUT OF ALL AMERICANS. IMAGINE DOLING OUT SENSETIVE PICTURES ONLY TO ENABLE THE TERRORISTS PLAN IN A MUCH BETTER WAY TO COMPLETELY ELIMINATE MANKIND. THE MANIACS AT GOOGLE EARTH SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PRE-PONING THE DOOMS DAY. MAY YOUR ENTIRE WEB SITE COLLAPSE IN THE WIDER INTERESTS OF THE EXISTENCE OF MANKIND.

  13. Google Earth has Bangalore and Madras interchanged ;) . LOL. Krishna Bharat – If your reading this ? Your company has screwed up the position of your alma mater , why dont you help them put cities in right places and then worry about a resolution of 60 cm . Google earth resolution – 700 Km ~ what ever miles .

  14. I have lived in New Delhi for many years: people can walk in that area, take pictures in front of Rashtriyapati bhavan etc. Satellite pictures may provide additional information, but a terrorist needs to be in the area to attack it. So the goal of securing that place can be achieved by securing that area, not by blocking Google earth. Deprive millions of Indians of a tool that can make getting to places easier because the government is not confident of being able to secure stratergic areas? Should the US govt. blurr images of New York because terrorist might use it to attack New York? Or should it secure its borders and invest more on security agencies?

    And about the air bases, Pakistan already has all that imagery about air bases.

  15. It is not right to display photos of indian military areas and some high security…. govt. of INDIA should ban such illegal activities which causes security concern to our country.. a country which had fought many wars, in which we lost many of our brave guys….who gave their life for our country … it is like abusing their great soul… please take it off………

  16. Well showing google images of installations is not dangerous at all.
    All the defense bases of the US and UK governments are up there too.
    Rather than keeeping strategy as a secret it should be showed to the general public generating a lot of feedback.
    Its time for the Indian defense to grow than be paranoid.

  17. ya, i am agree to ban it for the sensetive case such as indian defence centers, but not always, it would be useful for industrial develpment.

  18. plz, show the correct boundries of india, if u peoles can show taiwan as independent nation, then why u r showing the indian land into pakistan and china boundries. i think this type of activities must be banned, if no then ban google earth.

  19. I am totally disappointed by the comments of Indian President and other politicians. US Goverment has taken most of the high resolution imagery of US and released it to public domain. If you look in Livermore, California, you can clearly see one of the advanced nuclear laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Even White house is shown in both the Google earch and google maps. Most of US has much better resolution than indian images. If you are worried about the security ask the incapable police/intelligence machinery of India moving.

  20. Images better than those avaliable at gogle earth are easily avaliable to anyone who can shell out 2 dollors i.e 82 rupees ,the quality google provides is easily avaliable free from other sites,goverment and private sat images are advanced enough to see people and their hair colour and these images are also avaliable,do you and the Indian govt. seriously belive blurring images of sites in india is gonna screw up the terrorist plans or that they actually rely on google earth when they have ascess to better detailed goverment images.

  21. AS FAR AS I THINK. GOOGLE EARTH SHOULD NOT BE BANNED. BECAUSE IF WE THINK IN A POSITIVE WAY.THEN IT IS VERY USEFUL FOR
    FOR THE PEOPLE. LIKE FOR THEIR STUDY PURPOSE.
    AS THERE IS A QUESTION FOR SECURITY OF INDIA.THE SOLDIERS OF INDIA ARE ENOUGH FOR THE TERRORISTS…..

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  23. India can also take high resolution images from satellite. If google dun listen, just publish sensitive images of US government military sites and US gov. will fix google.

  24. this is very bad nobody can take the kashmir from india who dis dam google do this work.govt shoud take action againest to google

  25. can any one told to me that can i see the live show. beacuse i want to see my village in bihar from live or latest photo of this year

  26. CAN I SEE THE LIVE VIDEO OR LATEST PHOTOS ON GOOGLE EARTH, BEACUSE I WANT TO SEE MY VILLAGE IN BIHAR LIVE VIDEO OR LATEST PHOTO, IF CAN IT CHARGEBLE YOU CAN TELL ME

  27. Its amazing…
    This is the thing by which we can search and see any of the place…really its fantastic.

  28. dear google users,
    we should thank to google earth for showing us such kind of sites that we like ordinary people could never see.by the by it is my humbly said now we are going to touch the sky. so it is needless to fear for our country.
    as my opinion it’s really fantastic.

  29. Reports from various news channels have shown that the recent mumbai attacks were so meticulously planned by terrorists with the help of google earth. They were able to select the locations of their attack and the routes through which they will travel to reach these locations. I personally like the site but google needs to do something to prevent google earth from becoming a tool for the bad guys. some people have quoted that the terrorists might as well gain access to sensitive areas by other satellites if not google but google earth makes it so easy for them as one of the terrorists caught has admitted they have used google earth to plan the attacks.

  30. It is our basic duty to save our motherland and we have know from our heart and soul that what adjectly the meaning of motherland after mumbai attacks. Jay Hind.

  31. All the shots are very realistic, likedit very much, Can see our home from anywhere in the world. If there was a solution to view from satelight directly, it will be really good.

  32. hi friend i think google earth is best searching engine but it can be dangareus for our whole world so uno must be ban on all political and force pics and vedio.

  33. hi ommi hr iwant pune 2develop like a very developed city.as, say nyc however thr should be no compromise wth its beautiful nature

  34. It does not cause any harm. During Indo Pak war 1965, as an airman I passed through Howrah and photographed the Howrah Bridge. A policeman caught me took me to the police station and when the Inspector saw my identity card and my documents of travel took away the film and let me go. That day Prime Minister Shastri was passing through. It was a box camera and I had clicked a few photos of PM Shastri in it. All was lost.
    Security is surely not a risk in such photos.

  35. Does not matter, every thing is possible in this advanced world. Country should check their security system. Banning Google Earth will not make any affect, only Indian will not be able to see the images but entire world can acess it.

  36. hiiiiiiii i am mohit and i want to see alwar city on google earth plz help……………………..

  37. google earth is a wonder ful website but any person bed use its site so many persons are need this site so all the comment of my reletion ship persons i need ban this site

  38. I always like to see Latur,Pune, Bomba,America and other beutiful citys on the Earth.For this I always watch Googal Earth. I think that Googal Earth is a very Great site all pver world and it is very usefull for small children also.

  39. I thank Google for such fantastic views. But it is a matter of regret that we are unable to view many important towns & villages.As a result it is difficult to find many cities on the map.

  40. There are 1709 surveillance satelites in sky of all major countries,they have there soroucs to get this type of information,google earth is a public site i do’nt think it has a major concern to be tense….so let it go the way its going ………….there is nothing to worry

  41. it is very bad to ban google earth. every man 4m everywhere can see d google earth except indians. mera bharat mahan

  42. I have one doubt? why goverment not giving any chance in Indian Airforce for girls?
    I think girls can work better than boys…….

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