Military men have a social media problemMilitary men have a social media problemRajasthan police have arrested an Indian army jawan after he was “honey-trapped” by a Pakistan operative.TNN | Jan 14, 2019, 08:23AM IST
- Honey, army is online: Rajasthan police have arrested an Indian army jawan after he was “honey-trapped” by a Pakistan operative. The jawan, posted in the Armoured Corps, is thought to have exchanged information regarding his unit and its movement to a certain Anika Chopra on Facebook — profile authorities say was operated by an ISI spy. Local reports say around 50 jawans in Rajasthan are under the scanner of intelligence agencies for being honey-trapped by the ISI agent.
- Not a first: Recently, a Group Captain of the Indian Air Force was apprehended by the counterintelligence units of the army, Air Force and the Intelligence Bureau for sharing information about transport aircraft operations.
- Second thoughts? But in a country that has not matured through the transition from a landline to the pager to cell phone to a smartphone, the dos and don’ts of a smartphone usage can be tricky — and in case of the army, that could be dangerous. In fact, a quick search on TikTok, a Chinese app popular in India, hashtags #armyforever, #foji, #fauji and #faujilife threw up men in fatigue clearing snow, posing alongside a Gypsy, alongside a chopper, climbing a rope in what looks like a military facility and so on. Not all of these may be authentic soldiers (remember Shifuji?) but some could be — and mind you, this was just a quick search.