New Delhi, November 22: The Indian Army on Friday issued an advisory to defence personnel to change Whatsapp settings to avoid being added to Whatsapp groups by Pakistani Intelligence Operatives. The decision was taken after one army personnel was added to a WhatsApp group by a suspected Pakistan no. +923032569307. However, the soldier immediately took the screenshot and exited the group. BrahMos Aerospace Engineer Nishant Agrawal Remanded to 7-day Police Custody in Espionage Case.
For changing the setting, one needs to go to "WhatsApp settings", then select “Account” option. After that select “privacy” and go to “group” option. After choosing the group option change the setting to “My Contacts Only”. The advisory read, “It shows that the PIOs are actively targeting Army personnel and in the past families have also been targeted on chat apps like WhatsApp.” Indian Army Soldier Arrested For Spying in Meerut Cantonment.
Indian Army's Advisory:
Indian Army issues advisory to personnel to change Whatsapp settings to avoid being added to Whatsapp groups by Pakistani Intelligence Operatives. Advisory issued after an Army person was added to a Whatsapp group automatically by a suspected Pakistani number. pic.twitter.com/NPGrrhIRAQ
— ANI (@ANI) November 22, 2019
Earlier this month, a former Indian Army captain, Mukesh Chopra, was arrested for allegedly stealing books from Manekshaw Centre in Delhi Cantt area. Almost days after his arrest he committed suicide by jumping off a building in Tihar Jail. Captain Chopra was discharged from service in 1983. According to the FIR registered against Captain Chopra on November 1, he had entered the Centre for Land Welfare Studies (CLAWS), situated at Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment area, and left the premises after 30 to 40 minutes. Later, in the CCTV footage it was found that the retired Army officer had stolen the books.