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After dealing with numerous hacking and data theft attacks from Pakistan and China, the Indian goverment has come up with policy for officia...

After dealing with numerous hacking and data theft attacks from Pakistan and China, the Indian goverment has come up with policy for officials dealing with sensitive informations. 

There have been various limitations regarding use of smartphones by officials  which includes , not connecting any smartphone device to any official computer , they are not even allowed to charge phone battery through systems . Each and every device will have to be approved by seniors , a top government official said . 

The rules would be applied to armed forces, intelligence officials and personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).  According to Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary , Minister of State(Home), "Pakistan Intelligence Agencies were spying on Indian Security Forces by sending malwares in mobile apps such as Top Gun (Game App), mpjunkie (music App), vdjunky (video app), talking frog (entertainment App)." and he added,  “Indian Security forces have been sensitised about Pakistan ISI using dubious applications on smartphones and the government has asked various departments to take steps to prevent, detect and mitigate cyber attacks.”

A Union government note said “Use of personal devices must be authorised by competent authority with documented forms maintained to reflect approvals. This documentation should include information such as officer’s name, device approved and type of device.”and they  added  “under no circumstances these devices should be connected to any computer network or stand alone systems in the establishment.”" 

Elaborating more on this, the government note said "smart devices should not be allowed during sensitive meetings or briefings. Taking of pictures and videos, which may compromise the security of BSF assets and posting them on social media should be strictly prohibited.”

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