New Delhi: Defence minister Manorhar Parrikar has asked the defence forces to build capacities and maintain a high vigilance against the notorious spread of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) that was using the internet to spread its deviant ideology and for recruiting more followers.
Speaking at DEFCOM 2015, Parrikar warned that at crucial moments there could be an information blackout from disruptive cyber attacks.
ISIS (also known as Daesh) is widely using internet to recruit new cadres as well as for garnering support. The world in future would witness cyber wars, said Parrikar.
Asking the armed forces to brace up for the technological challenges that lie ahead the minister said, “Information Technology can provide you much information instantly but picking out vital information is like finding a needle in the haystack.”
Parrikar went on to caution that India being one of the innovators and pioneers in software development, the Indian army should equip itself with the digital advantage and also learn to protect itself from destructive technologies of our adversaries.
The conference is being attended by senior army generals and officers.