How eagerly the Indians want to gain an edge in cyber warfare technology is evident from what the Indian Naval Chief Admiral Sureesh Mehta told to Start Post;
“The Indian Armed Forces are increasingly investing in networked operations, both singly and in a joint fashion. We cannot afford to be vulnerable to cyber attacks. Information Technology is our country’s known strength and it would be in our interest to leverage this strength in developing a formidable ‘offensive’ and ‘defensive’ cyber warfare capability. Harnessing the gene pool available in academia, private industry and the younger generation of talented individuals is imperative,”
Statement of the Indian Naval Chief is an endorsement to the media reports that India has offensive cyber warfare plans. Pakistan is the natural target though Indian military establishment and political leadership used Chinese threat as an excuse for introducing this new war theatre in the region.