Google earth images will be masked for important installation across India. You will not able to see clear Google satellite images of Rashtrapati Bhavan, HQ of armed forces, the PM office and other nuclear installation any more via Google Earth software.
Since India run very high terror, risk this good move. TOI reporting (warning: Enable popup blocker) that some key portions of Google mapas of Indian cities will soon be blurred now.
However, it is not clear how government is going to implement it. There are some interesting comments on this story.
Concerned over satellite images of its strategic installations being made available in the public domain by internet search engine Google, India has decided to constitute an expert group to suggest ways to safeguard the country’s interests. According to yahoo news, “Satellite images made available by Google include Rashtrapati Bahwan, residences of the Prime Minister, besides commercial airports, naval bases, atomic establishments and other sensitive installations, which could create a crisis from a safety point of view, he added.”
This story is on slashdot too. I have already written about this threat issues Google earth images created storm across India.