On Sunday, February 28, there was a sensational report in The New York Times, “China appears to warn India: push too hard and the lights could go out”, based on investigations by a United States­ based cybersecurity firm. 

Recent Cyber attacks:

Earlier attacks:

Institutional security  

Doctrine on cyber conflicts:

Define the red lines: 

Clearer strategy and greater transparency are the need of the hour to improve India’s cybersecurity posture. To better detect and counter threats from both state actors and their proxies as well as online criminals, improved coordination is needed between the government and the private sector, as well as within the government itself — and at the national and State levels. A clear public posture on cyber defence and warfare boosts citizen confidence, helps build trust among allies, and clearly signals intent to potential adversaries, thus enabling a more stable and secure cyber ecosystem.