INDIA’S CYBER LANDSCAPE: AN ASSESSMENT OF INDIAN EFFORTS SINCE INDEPENDENCE

Authors

  • Nageen Ashraf Quaid e Azam University

Keywords:

Cyber Threats, Digital India, National Cyber Security Policy, Cyber Warfare

Abstract

India, as the world's largest digitally connected democracy, recognizes the critical importance of cyberspace in the face of
evolving technological dynamics. India realizes that self-sufficiency has to be enhanced for strengthening cyber resilience and reducing dependence on foreign technology. This research explores India's historical efforts, spanning from the post-independence era to contemporary times, aimed at fortifying its cyberspace. The study delves into domestic measures such as the New Electronics Policy (NEP), IT Act 2000, and the National Cyber Security Policy, complemented by the establishment of key entities like the National Informatics Centre, CERT-In, Defence Cyber Agency, and National Task Force. The analysis extends to bilateral and multilateral collaborations, elucidating India's position as a global IT industry leader. Secondary resources of data, along with the primary documents- including India's official policies- form the basis of this research, offering a comprehensive understanding of India's digital landscape.

 

Author Biography

Nageen Ashraf, Quaid e Azam University

MPhil scholar at the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

India's Cyber Landscape

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Published

28-02-2024

How to Cite

Ashraf, Nageen. 2024. “INDIA’S CYBER LANDSCAPE: AN ASSESSMENT OF INDIAN EFFORTS SINCE INDEPENDENCE”. Journal of Contemporary Studies 12 (2):108-23. https://jcs.ndu.edu.pk/site/article/view/264.