India Foils Chinese Hacking Attempt to Interfere with Ladakh’s Power Grid: Minister of Power
Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy R. K. Singh on Thursday said that the efforts made by Chinese hackers to target electrical power circulation centres near Ladakh were effectively blocked. As numerous as 2 efforts of cyberattack targeting the electrical energy distribution in the Union Territory were made by the hackers.Reacting to media reports claiming a cyberattack on the power grid near Ladakh in between August and March, Singh said,”2 efforts by Chinese hackers were made to target electrical energy distribution centres near Ladakh but were not successful”. The minister further said that the defence system has been reinforced to counter cyberattacks. “We have actually already reinforced our defence system to counter such cyberattacks,” he said.As per the media reports, Chinese state-sponsored hackers had targeted the Indian electrical energy distribution centres near the Union Territory of
Ladakh over the last 8 months.Meanwhile, the top brass of the Indian Army and Flying Force have actually been evaluating the readiness and infrastructure requirements along the Line of Actual Control( LAC) as the militaries of both India and China continue to stay in a standoff position in eastern Ladakh.India has made a number of modifications in its releases post hostility shown by Chinese soldiers in April-May 2020. India and China have been speaking to each other at both military and diplomatic levels to deal with the issues however so far they have actually not been able to do so mainly since of Chinese hesitation. In current talks to address the Patroling Point 15 friction,
they proposed a service that was not appropriate to the Indian side.Indian security facility led by National Security Consultant Ajit Doval has been of the view that the problem would be dealt with only if the Chinese did total disengagement and returned to pre April 2020 positions.The Indian side has reinforced its deployments manifold all along the LAC.
The Indian Flying force has also started building innovative bases in the forward areas consisting of infrastructure to operate fighter jets and attack helicopters from the forward fields such as Nyoma.Published at Thu, 07 Apr 2022 09:29:16 +0000