Indian Air Force says Google satellite images not a threat

Indian Air Force says Google satellite images not a threat

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Shillong, India, 19 May 2006: The satellite images of the country’s defence installation displayed on the Google Earth website do not pose a threat to the Indian Air Force, the Air Chief Marshal S P Tyagi said on May 19.

“Google is not a threat to the IAF. Showing defence establishments is not a big deal. I can also see others’ (security set-up using the same technology). We live in a transparent world,” he told reporters. Google Earth had began displaying the images only recently “but I have been seeing them for the last 20 years”, Tyagi said.