The Naval Western Command came to know about the leak a few months back when it began tracking the four officers and then instituted the Board of Inquiry, which is reported to have confirmed that the four officers had posted the operational details. They were also found to be in possession of classified information on their personal computers. The inquiry is believed to have held the officers guilty of copying the classified information, which cannot be taken out of operational areas.

PTI ADDS: The Indian Army has asked its officers and personnel to remove all pictures and information showing their affiliation to the Service from their personal profiles on social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Orkut. Though the Army and the other two services have been issuing circulars and advisories in this regard, a significant number of the personnel still have pictures and information about their respective services on these websites.

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