Fearing Pakistan, India is following its neighbor and planning to establish Defense Cyber Agency (DCA) in May after getting government’s approval.
Shaken by the cyber-attacks in the past, mostly by the Chinese and Pakistani hackers, India is taking countermeasures to protect its cyber assets, national web sites and defense networks. Just recently, Pakistan announced to launch a similar agency and Indian authorities fear they might be left behind.
Despite having a number of defense organizations like National Technical Research Organization (NTRO), Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) with cyber protection departments, India wants to further strengthen its cyber warfare capabilities.
Pakistan is also working on establishing a dedicated cyber warfare wing to protect the country’s strategic networks, national databases and classified systems.
China, on the other hand, has developed far more capable and advanced cyber warfare systems, intelligent exploits and deception techniques.
Earlier this month India’s National Health Website was allegedly hacked by Pakistani hackers and replaced with anti-India and pro-Kashmiri slogans.