As per report indian army has commanded its officers to stay away and entirely avoid from all social media sites/personal groups as they also contain non-Army people as members. Meanwhile the directive also told that it would periodically check the officer only groups to prevent the breach of security amid security threats.
Perhaps being on social networking sites or posting pictures in uniform may become a constant threat as images get auto-tagged with location. Meanwhile the earnest rule has been made for the final time because a few attempts have been made earlier by foreign intelligence to gather information from social media platforms. Apparently in detail, UP police and military intelligence prevented a huge attempt by a spy last month to use the autonomous program, or say, bots and hack into the computer systems of around 100 officials.
Moreover army also, asked all serving officers to exit whatsapp at any cost and groups of facebook too as identity can be verified easily. Hence they are even barred from sharing their opinion online or in any public manner. Also leakage of sensitive information can easily happen even if one member from the army does a mistake by disregarding social media policy given. So therefore, the army wants its officers and soldiers to keep them away from the social medium, in order to curb the menace.