Google had another spat with the Indian goverment lately. This time it is about the clear coverage that Google Earth provides of 'sensitive' Indian locations, such as the Presidential Palace, defence related establishments, the parliament and many smaller establishments.
However, from now on the locations will be blurred on Google Earth. Over the years, Google has entertained similar request from many countries, such as USA, Germany, France and China. Google has no uniform policy for such requests. Therefore the responses vary from case to case.
The most recent cases have been of Germany and also Iraq, where sensitive sites were replaced with pre-war images. The Indian case is unique in that attention to the issue was drawn by the Indian president himself.