It was a random pick during a search online for something else when I came across this – different websites of the Indian Navy – and its social media extensions – most notably the Twitter handle and the Facebook page – the presence of which looks totally absent-minded – if I have the liberty to use the term.
Now, when you key in ‘Indian Navy’ on Google search page – the first link that the page returns is with – http://www.joinindiannavy.gov.in. Since it is a ‘gov.in’ domain name, we should have no doubt that it is an official page.
Screenshot of the webpage is:
The website here doesn’t show any link to the social media extensions of the Indian Navy.
The second link is about its Twitter handle but clicking on it redirects to a Twitter search page is. Its screen grab is here:
The third link redirects us to an NIC site – http://www.indiannavy.nic.in. Since it is again a government of India owned domain name (nic.in – National Informatics Centre), we have no reasons to doubt even here. Here is its screenshot:
Here, in the screenshot of this website, on this link (www.indiannavy.nic.in), we can see links to social media extensions (Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus). But clicking on them takes us to another sorry story that will come next.
Here it is about the ‘official websites of the Indian Navy’.
The fourth link is about the Wikipedia page on the Indian Navy. Then there are some links on news stories on the Indian Navy.
The fifth, sixth, seventh and eight links are again ‘nic.in’ links – so the officials ones only. The fifth link – http://www.nausena-bharti.nic.in/forthcomingOfficer.php – says it is the official website on career and opportunities in the Indian Navy (but poorly written here – Official Website Indian Navy Career and Opportunity). The other links follow the suit. So, you can say it is the ‘career and opportunity’ extension of the website of the Indian Navy.
Its screenshot is:
Now here is the first catch.
And the absurdities don’t end here. In fact, they aggravate on digging further.
The screenshots of the Google Search page with search phase – Indian Navy.
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