HomeGlobal Defence UpdatesDon't open window shades of planes to take photos, warns China's spy...

Don’t open window shades of planes to take photos, warns China’s spy agency

msid 111236749,imgsize

China’s top spy agency on Monday warned air passengers against opening window shades during take-off and landing to take photos at dual civil-military use airports after a foreigner was found snapping pictures from a mobile phone, according to a media report. The Ministry of State Security in a post on its official WeChat account, akin X, urged passengers to comply with instructions to close window shades during take-off, landing and taxiing at dual airports.

They must not take unauthorised photos or videos, or upload the content online, it said, noting that the practice was “in line with the standard approach of countries worldwide to maintain secrecy around military facilities”, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.

The ministry said the warning was issued in reference to a recent case involving a foreigner, but did not give further details.

According to domestic media reports, a foreign national on board a flight from the eastern Chinese city Yiwu to Beijing earlier this month allegedly used a mobile phone to take photos of a joint-use airport, and a fellow passenger reported the issue following which the local officials alerted the police.

“Safeguarding national security is the responsibility and duty of every citizen. Unauthorised filming of military facilities and equipment poses a serious threat to national security,” the ministry said, while also calling on the public to cooperate in maintaining the security and confidentiality of joint-use airports.

In the post on WeChat, the ministry said joint-use facilities which make up nearly one-third of China’s airports, usually deploy important military equipment and passengers are not permitted to take photos of the sensitive military areas. These airports are used for both civil aviation and regular air force training, and will be available for military use during wartime, the ministry said. Also, many of them are located near coastal and border areas “holding prominent strategic positions and significant military value”, it noted. China in recent months stepped up the public and security of its military installations amid its intensified strategic rivalry with the US and its allies especially over the disputed South China Sea and Taiwan.

While China claims most of the South China Sea as its own, it also asserts that the self-ruled Taiwan island as part of the mainland and vows to take over it.

The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan have counterclaims over the South China Sea.

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat

All

Defence Ministry set to clear โ‚น70,000 crore frigates’ order

New Delhi: The defence ministry is set to clear a mega โ‚น70,000 crore order for new warships for the Indian Navy. The stealth frigates...

Zen Technologies launches AI-powered robot for global defense market

Zen Technologies, an anti-drone technology and defence training solutions provider, in collaboration with its subsidiary AI Turing Technologies on Monday introduced AI-powered robot Prahasta,...

AMCA 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Updates

AMCA to be integrated with sophisticated indigenous Distributed Aperture System (DAS) that making it a formidable air asset for the Indian Air Force

Source : IgMp Bureau Indiaโ€™s Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is on the brink of a revolutionary transformation with the integration of a sophisticated Distributed...

AMCA to incorporate the best features of both 5th and 6th Generation fighters: ADA sources

Source : IgMp Bureau India's strides toward indigenous air dominance receive a substantial boost with the green signal for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)...

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Archive Months

Miscellanous

Watch: Indian Navy Destroys Under Water Target Using Varunastra Heavy Weight Torpedo

Source : Swarajya Watch: Indian Navy Destroys Under Water Target Using Varunastra Heavy Weight Torpedo The Indian Navy and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have...

MBDA offers Exocet AM39 air launched AShM for Indian Navy’s to be acquired Rafale-M & indigenous TEDBF carrier borne jets

Source : Indian Defence Updates (IDU)Exocet AM39 on French Navy Dassult Rafale FighterEuropean firm MBDA has offered its Exocet AM-39 airborne anti-ship cruise missile version...

Army plans Rs 57,000 crore project to replace T-72 tanks with modern combat vehicles

In response to reports about the death of tanks, the Indian Army, with a strength of 12 lakhs, is preparing for a significant upgrade...

Buy State Bank of India; target of Rs 700: Emkay Global Financial

Emkay Global Financial is bullish on State Bank of India has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs...
Visits
error: Content is protected !!