ISIS one of the best users of Internet: Manohar Parrikar

|November 26, 2015 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: Manohar Parrikar, the Indian defense minister has acknowledged that there is more to terrorism than guns and human bombs.

Terrorists are now using a new weapon named the Internet, to not only recruit `new cadets’ but also to communicate and support each other.

“Take the example of terrorist organizations like Daesh or ISIS; they are using the Internet to ensure lot of recruitment and support,” Prarrikar said on the sidelines of DEFCOM India 2015, a join event by the Corps of Signal (Indian Army) and CII. The theme of the event was Leveraging ICTEC Infrastructure and Harnessing the Human Capital for Digital Army.

He cautioned the Indian army against possible information blackouts and encouraged the defence organization to up its capabilities against cyber criminals and cyber attacks.

“The future wars may be cyber wars. My worry is information black out which can result out of disruptive mechanisms. This calls for development of indigenous technologies to safeguard against disruptions,” Parrikar said.

Lt Gen Nitin Kohli, signal officer-in-chief and colonel commandant, Corps of Signal said, “The Indian Army is moving towards net centricity and is implementing a large number of communications and information technology projects. We need to develop technology and systems appropriate to evolving military doctrine,” he said.

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