JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

China's Emerging Cyber War Doctrine

Brig Gurmeet Kanwal (Retd.) is Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and former Director, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi. Click here for details profile [+}
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  • July 2009
    Volume: 
    3
    Issue: 
    3
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    China will develop much greater depth and sophistication in its understanding and handling of information warfare techniques and operations. With Indian security becoming increasingly dependent on date processing and network centricity, it will become extremely vulnerable to such information warfare campaigns. India needs to adopt a multidisciplinary approach towards dealing with the emerging cyber warfare threats and develop appropriate response. Since no single agency is charged with ensuring cyber security, there is a need to create a lead agency under a national cyber security advisor to spearhead the counter cyber war efforts. The military, too, needs to form an important part of the overall national effort. Raising of a military cyber command may, therefore, be in order.

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