Defence minister AK Antony said on Saturday that a cyber command would be set up in the armed forces in a bid to strengthen the cyber defence security of India.
Addressing the media on the sidelines of the passing out parade of the trained cadets at the Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in north Kerala, Antony said the proposed cyber command was in its final stages.
“The armed forces are making arrangements and they are in the process of finalising a proposal for a cyber command. It will become a reality,” he said.
Antony said he agreed India was a late-starter in the area of cyber security. “But now the foundation is laid up. In the government there are joint mechanisms to handle the emerging cyber security scenario,” he added.
In response to a question on the proposed infrastructure development programmes in the armed forces, he said all the three services were in for major expansion since the security situation in the borders of the country was volatile and sensitive.