China’s Emerging Cyber Operations Capabilities and Implications for India

China’s Emerging Cyber Operations Capabilities and Implications for India

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“China’s Emerging Cyber Operations Capabilities and Implications for India”.
 

The United Service Institution of India organized ‘Scholar’s Presentation’ on Friday, 20 March 2015 at 1100 hours. The Speaker was Colonel Rohit Mehrotra, Senior Research Fellow, USI, who gave his presentation on the topic “China’s Emerging Cyber Operations Capabilities and Implications for India”.

The introductory remarks were made by Maj Gen BK Sharma, AVSM, SM** (Retd), Dy Director Research, and Head CS3, the Session was chaired by Lt Gen Davinder Kumar, PVSM, VSM & Bar (Retd),

Gen Davinder highlighted the significance of China’s cyber capabilities which was based on three principles namely the positive political will of the executive to address the problem, the assured budgetary support and the organizational transformation of its cyber command. Their consistent approach to tackle this issue and develop cyber warfare capabilities had made them a strong cyber power

Col Mehrotra introduced the structure of his project and highlighted the growing importance of the cyber domain, the transformation brought about by the Information and Communication Technology in ushering in digital era and becoming an important constituent of national power.

 The scholar discussed the Basic Building Blocks of the Cyber Domain, threats and vulnerabilities in Cyber space and how Cyber Attacks are activated. The scholar further discussed about the Information Warfare and Cyber Warfare, Emergence of Cyber Warfare and the Pre-Requisites of Cyber Power. The issue of Globalization and Cyber Security was also touched upon. After the presentation in Q&A session insightful suggestions were given to enhance the quality of the scholar’s research.

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