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Indian Army to carry out annual cyber security exercise despite COVID-19 pandemic

Indian Army will carrying out its annual cyber security exercise despite COVID-19 pandemic.

While it mobilise to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Army is keeping in its agenda the annual cyber security exercise in April to assess operational preparedness in the cyber domain.

With the fast development of the internet as a global infrastructure for business and as a new tool for governments, espionage and military activities, cybersecurity has become critical topic for national and international security.

The preliminary assessment will evaluate the organisation’s levels of preparedness and cyber capabilities.

In a recent interview to Economic Times, India’s National Cyber Security Coordinator (NCSC) Lt. Gen. Rajesh Pant said that about 4,000 fraud portals related to COVID-19 across the globe by cyber criminals and criminal organisations in the last two months.

The US and India have a strategic cyber relationship that reflects the two countries common vision and shared principles for cyberspace.

Both countries are committed to an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable cyberspace environment, and both also recognize the importance of bilateral and international cooperation for combating cyber threats and promoting cybersecurity.

After PM Modi’s June 2016 visit, the US and India released the “Framework for the U.S.-India Cyber Relationship,” which recognizes the value of enhancing and institutionalizing our broad-based cooperation on cyber issues.

The framework highlights priority areas for U.S.-India cyber cooperation including strengthening critical internet infrastructure and undertaking skill development and capacity building programs.

Neal Path
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