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The powerhouse of IT technology, but its strong technology has started to be used in the wrong ways due to internal economic problems and geopolitical circumstances. It is India’s story.
Today, China, which is rising across borders, is the greatest stimulus to India’s cyber threat capability. China, which has developed into a G2, is showing expansionist trends in the international community, and countries bordering China, such as India, are the most direct results of this trend. The ambition of China is bound to stimulate people with hacking abilities in India.
The two countries’ diplomatic position is not healthy either. The two armed forces have fought on the frontier in the western Himalayas in mid-2020. China also has plans to construct a dam on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in this case. Among Bangladeshi people living in downstream areas, this could result in water shortages.
Corona made Indian hackers hilarious as well. The coronavirus has caused the number of unemployed people in India to rise massively, and many of India’s IT technicians have been pushed to the streets. As IT engineers who are unable to live a normal economic existence inevitably turn their attention to cybercrime, study findings are also emerging within India showing that the number of hackers has risen.
Not long ago, for security reasons, India blocked over 200 Chinese-made applications in India. This is to explain digital supremacy and remove illicit leakage of personal information found in Chinese applications. The patriotism of the people is stimulated as the nation marches on, and the arrows of hackers are fired at China. India has already revealed plans to offer free IT technology training to disadvantaged young people in this situation, and it is predicted that hackers from India will begin to emerge in the future.
Cyber crimes linked to different festivals and online shopping are on the rise now in India. Most of them are said to be created in India by hackers. India itself is an environment where hackers are able to hone their talents and abilities.
The International Trade Act was recently amended by the Indian government, with the inclusion of a provision specifying that “software created or modified for the execution of military cyber operations cannot be exported.” Experts claim that this item has been placed in by the Indian government along with the US and UK to take ‘aggressive security.’ This ensures that if it is decided that the motives are apparent after securing appropriate information, it will target threat agents and kill the components of the threat.
In the space and aviation sector, India and China are also expected to face each other. Spacecraft launch projects have been launched by both nations, but it is possible that there will be numerous tests in the future, such as satellite jamming and location falsification. The two are steadily approaching the road of suffering, and as if they already know this future, they are nurturing a vast amount of IT skills.
Finally, it is clear that India will continue to build and create a system of protection against the possibility of physical attacks via automated machines. In other words, precautions to protect against drones flying with bombs are being taken. The ‘bomb drone’ is a real tool, and it is on the rise all over the world, too. Unless there is a defensive mechanism using mechanical and electrical technology, there is no efficient way to avoid it.
Nevertheless, in cyberspace, India is more like a society under threat than a nation under attack. It cannot be said, relative to other industrialized nations, that national hacker abilities are still high. The reality that the potential is infinite, though, is menacing. They have an immense talent pool, as mentioned, and they have enough internal and external elements that only their abilities can be seen by these talents. It’s all a case of keeping up on time.
Not long ago, a study came out that in terms of cyber interaction capabilities, China has the world’s second-largest capability and size. There’s no alternative for India but to pay heed to this. If a nation that has long emphasized IT education is not paying attention to this region, where is it going to pay more attention?
There would definitely be benefits, provided that India is rising into a cyber powerhouse. In terms of the balance of power itself, the fact that there is a nation to track China is positive news. However, we can’t help but doubt whether it will be more lucrative than a failure as we think about cybercriminals who can rise exponentially under it. If the dark web is more infested with hackers and the economy is triggered by this, what kind of society can we live in?