New Delhi: In a major cause of concern for the Indian Air Force, a highly secured mobile phone and the laptop belonging to one of its senior officers was stolen from his official residence on Thursday.
According to News 18, the stolen mobile phone and the laptop belonged to a Wing Commander who is posted at the IAF Headquarters here.
As per the report, the officer used Air Force Cellular (AFCEL) mobile, which is connected to IAF's highly secure 3G cellular network.
A case has been registered at Tughlak Road Police Station and the Delhi Police have begun its investigation into the matter.
The stolen mobile phone and laptop might be containing some very confidential and sensitive data. Delhi Police is probing all the angles andare trying to ascertain if it is a case of theft or there's more to it.
In his complaint, the Wing Commander stated that his family was not at home but at his ancestral place for summer vacation when the theft took place.
IAF had launched AFCEL services on October 25, 2013 for its personnel to prevent hacking and data theft. The IAF through AFCEL brought all its units and stations under one connection.