India asks YouTube to remove videos of pilot captured by Pakistan army

India has asked YouTube to take down 11 video links pertaining to Wing Commander Abhinandan, who was captured by Pakistan during an air combat on Wednesday.

According to Indian media, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has asked the video-sharing website to remove the clips in line with the directive of home ministry.

The said links have now been removed on Indian request.

According to Press Trust of India, a Google (which runs YouTube) spokesperson said the company complies with “valid legal requests from authorities wherever possible, consistent with our longstanding policy and act quickly to remove such material”.

“Data on government requests to remove content from Google services is regularly updated in our transparency report,” the spokesperson added.

Pakistan army arrested Abhinandan on Wednesday after fighter jets of both the nations engaged in an air battle.

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