China is capable of launching cyber attacks against India, and there is a capability gap between the two countries when it comes to technology, said Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat. Speaking at a virtual event organised by the Vivekananda International Foundation, Rawat said though India was a little slow on the start, it was catching up. “China has been able to invest a lot of funds, allocated a lot of funds in ensuring that they imbibe technology. Therefore, they certainly have a lead over us. We are also evolving technologies to make sure we come on par with them," said Rawat, while responding to a question about a general capability gap between the two countries. He also commented on the armed forces adoption of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Key takeaways on tech in the armed forces 'Biggest differential lies in cyber': Rawat said that the biggest difference in capabilities lies in the field of cyber warfare. "We know that China is capable of launching cyber attacks on us and that it can disrupt a large of our systems. What we are trying to do is to create a system in which we can ensure cyber defence. And we have been able to therefore create a cyber agency which is own agency within the armed forces," he said. Can't say there is no technology difference: Rawat was unequivocal in declaring that there was, indeed, a difference in capabilities. "[T]o say that there is no technology difference, I…
Biggest capability differential between India China lies in cyber, says Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat
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