Indian PMO Sanctioned Rs. 1,000 Crore To Strengthen Indian Cyber Security

India's PM Singh attends an EU-India Summit in BrusselsCyber security in India is now taken seriously by Indian government. Indian government is improving on this front step by step. Firstly, it announced the cyber security policy of India. Then it stressed upon developing indigenous capability to make hardware and software in India. The intentions to establish a cyber command for armed forces of India are also pretty clear.

Now it has been reported that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) of India has sanctioned a plan to spend 1,000 crore over the next four years to strengthen the cyber security capabilities of India. This would include both offensive and defensive cyber security capabilities of India.

India has already announced initiatives like national critical information infrastructure protection centre (NCIPC), national cyber coordination centre (NCCC), national intelligence grid (Natgrid), etc. These initiatives are essential to ensure critical infrastructure protection in India.

As per the latest plan, new agencies and coordination cells would be established to improve response to cyber threats. Presently, this is waiting the cabinet committee approval. The plan provides that the National Security Council Secretariat will coordinate among agencies and implement a policy outlined by the Intelligence Bureau.

The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) has proposed to set up of a National Cyber Coordination Centre involving an expenditure of Rs 500 crore over five years.