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Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma is Deputy Director/Scientist ‘C’ at the Defence Research and Development Organization, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. The author is Chevening Scholar from India and is currently pursuing a master's in global security at the UK Defence Academy.

Cyber Wars: A Paradigm Shift from Means to Ends

March 2010

The last couple of decades have seen a colossal change in terms of the influence that computers can have on the battlefield, with defence pundits claiming it to be the dawn of a new era in warfare. Under these circumstances, there has been a gradual paradigm shift in military thinking and strategies from the strategic aspect to the tactical aspect of cyber warfare, laying more emphasis on it being a potent force multiplier. The author believes this is wrong and rather than cyber warfare being an enhancement of traditional operations, the latter will be force multipliers of cyber warfare.