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India's Cyber Capability: A Non-Conventional Security Threat to Pakistan
ABSTRACT Thesis Title: India’s Cyber Capability: A Non- Conventional Security Threat To Pakistan In 21st century one of the most critical challenges faced by governments is cyber security threats. Inter-state wars have been replaced by cyber warfare and became the main national security threat to many countries. In this regard India and Pakistan are no exception. Hackers from both states are always anxious for hacking the government websites of each other. Both states are equipped with cyber capabilities, but India has highly sophisticated technology in comparison to Pakistan. Secondly, the Indian government is spending more budgets on its IT sector advancing in this field. Although India and Pakistan are advancing in information and communication technology (ICT) but Pakistan is faces more cyber vulnerability. This automatically breeds an element of diffidence and insecurity for Pakistan. Furthermore Pakistan does not have a proper national cyber security strategy and essential institution to curb the cyber threat emanating from India. In the light of securitization theory the study intends to analyze Pakistan’s cyber capabilities vis-à-vis India and Indian cyber threat to Pakistan’s national security. It further examine that what measure Pakistan should take to counter Indian cyber threat. The research design use to conduct this study is qualitative in nature. Both primary and secondary sources are used for data collection. In this back drop, Pakistan need to acquire safety measures to secure the digital system and required highly cyber space readiness against growing cyber threat from India. Key Terms Digital security, Cyber drone, Comprehensive security, Cyber Capabilities, Hybrid war, E-Government.
Its a valid research conducted on contemporary issue of cyber security.