Post the 'Operation Dolphin's Nose' mission where Andhra Pradesh police arrested seven Navy personnel along with a hawala operator involved in an espionage racket, having links to Pakistan, the Indian Navy has asked all its officers to stay away from social media and banned the usage of smart phones on ships and in the Naval premises.
After 'Operation Dolphin's Nose' was launched by the AP Intelligence Department along with Central Intelligence Agencies, an FIR was lodged and seven Navy personnel and a hawala operator have been arrested from different parts of the country.
The accused naval men including the hawala operator were sending information related to naval vessels and submarines to Pakistan. In 2018, they got in touch with some women online and as part of honey trap laid out, they were introduced to a person in Pakistan alleged to be an ISI handler. The sailors were said to be sharing sensitive information in exchange for a hefty amount of money.
While three sailors were from the Eastern Naval Command of Visakhapatnam, three others were from Western Naval Command and one was posted at Karwar naval the base of Karnataka.