The Indian Government has reportedly rejected Google’s plans to map the South Asian country through Street View, citing security concerns.

Street View is the search giant’s virtual mapping tool that lets users view 360-degree, panoramic and street-level images across more than 65 countries, and seven million miles.

So far, Street View in India has only mapped major landmarks and tourist attractions such as the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Gateway of India in Mumbai, rather than the street-level detail seen in cities in the UK or the US.

Despite the fact that Google blurs faces, license plates and other sensitive information, India’s security agencies and defence department reportedly objected.

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