Three Navy officers are being terminated from service for divulging secret information on social networking websites such as Facebook. The case came to light in September, 2012 against four officers who have been found responsible by a board of inquiry. The fourth Navy officer is being censured by the Navy chief.

The main reason for such cases of indiscipline was “moral turpitude,” the Defence Ministry informed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence. It also informed the panel that in three cases of face-offs between troops and officers in the Army, the forces took action against 219 officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and jawans.

“Action for termination of services of three officers is under process,” the Defence Ministry told the Committee.

The Ministry had submitted its report to the Committee on cases of indiscipline in the three Services. The three cases in the Army include the cases of face-offs between officers and jawans in Gurdaspur, Samba and Nyoma in Ladakh

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