India has rejected Google's scenario to place Indian cities, hills, tourists spots and rivers in one application by which user can traverse across 360 degree, scenic and street-level visual images. The Union Home Ministry has conveyed to Google about Street View was rejected. The Security establishment got prudent of allowing such image capturing given that planning for Mumbai attacks in 2008 is believed to have involved photographic probe of targets by Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley. Some official sources said rejection was came after a in-depth analysis by defence forces and security agencies who notice that by allowing Google to cover India would compromise country's security interest.

Google Street view is extensively used in the United States, Canada and most of the European countries its applications in India was initially allowed for a few location. Google had on an experimental premise launched Street View in some of the tourist sites like Red Fort, Taj Mahal, Varanasi river bank, Qutub Minar, Mysore Palace, Nalanda University, Chinnaswamy stadium, Thanjavur temple in partnership with the Archaeological Society of India. Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides traverse views from positions along many streets in the world.

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