It seems that the Indian military is not happy that Google Earth provides satellite images of their military installations, saying it’s a threat to national security because some "adversaries" might not otherwise have acccess to satellite data.
"It is equally dangerous to all countries and
will have to be jointly tackled by all countries," according to India’s army chief J.J. Singh.
GoogleEarth requires users download and install an application to view satellite images. GoogleMaps, on the other hand, shows satellite images from a web-browser. However, the map feature does not currently encompass the globe. It’s easy to view images from the US capitol: the WhiteHouse, the Capitol the Pentagon.