INDIAN MILITARY LOOKING TO FURTHER EXPAND CYBER, SPACE WARFARE CAPABILITIES WITH THEATRE COMMANDS COMING UP SOON

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Five years ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his approval for the establishment of two agencies, the Defence Cyber Agency and the Defence Cyber Agency, to address threats from these domains and to set up India’s offensive capabilities in this area. Military personnel with the Major General rank are in charge of these organisations.

“With the increasing use of the cyber domain in warfare, as could be seen in the Ukraine war and also our own experiences, the DMA is looking at the possibility of further expanding the Cyber agency and have more strength to deal with the challenges,” government sources said.

Similar to this, information on our adversaries’ recent space launches and other deployments in that area has surfaced. To assist the Theatre Commanders in evaluating the dangers and dealing with them, they continued, we would also need to increase our capabilities in the space domain.

The Defence Cyber Agency has successfully stopped many cyberattacks against both its own employees and military IT infrastructure.

According to the sources, the civilian agencies established alongside the Defence Cyber and Space agencies have significantly improved their capabilities in recent years.

However, the sources claimed that it is necessary to increase and improve these agencies’ capabilities because to the escalating worldwide activities and the quick weaponization of these domains.

In order to better employ their skills over the long term, the forces have been debating hiring permanent or long-term cyber and space professionals for these organisations.

If the agencies need to significantly expand in size, they can also be placed under Lt Gen-rank officers.

The creation of Theatre Commands, which would result in meaner and leaner fighting units to wage future battles, has been given to the DMA by the Chief of Defence Staff.

Discussions about the Theatre Command are currently taking place among the services, and it is anticipated that the structures will be formalised soon with agreement among the services and senior brass on practically all of the issues.

INDIAN MILITARY LOOKING TO FURTHER EXPAND CYBER WITH THEATRE COMMANDS COMING UP SOON

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