India denies permission for Google’s ‘Street View’ service

New Delhi: The government has refused Google’s proposal to launch its “Street View” service in India, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Tuesday.

Ahir told the Lok Sabha that Google had submitted a proposal on Street View for the government’s permission in July 2015, which allows users to explore places around the world through 360-degree panoramic street level imagery and view public areas.

“The government did not agree to the proposal,” the Minister said.

Ahir was replying to a written question asked by Balasubramaniam Senguttuvan, a member from Vellore in Tamil Nadu.

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