China Emerging Cyber Operations Capabilities And Implications For India – Col Rohit Mehrotra

China has declared ‘Outer Space and Cyber Space’ as the new commanding heights in strategic competition among all parties and is accelerating its evolution to informatization. The control of cyber space is central to the PLA’s overarching goal of becoming a force that can ‘win wars under informatized conditions’ as the newest element of its military strategy. China pursues a strategy of aggressive cyberspace management and is in the midst of fostering a military cyber force to further the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCPs) primary interest. China’s Emerging Cyber Operations Capabilities and Implications for India deals with various options available and the actions India needs to take to bolster its security in the firth domain of warfare in the backdrop of increasing Chinese threats.