'Cyber attack can cripple command, control systems,' warns IAF chief

New Delhi:

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, the Chief of the Air Staff, warned on Tuesday that future warfare will be hybrid, with computer viruses and hypersonic missiles, and that one may never know who the enemy is.

“In the next war, enemy might not be a country or an org, we may never know the perpetrators. Future warfare will be hybrid from computer viruses to hypersonic* missiles. Attacks can range from military standoffs to info blackouts,” the IAF chief said.

He was speaking at the All India Management Association’s (AIMA) 7th National Leadership Conclave (NLC).

In addition, the IAF chief stated that it is critical to reimagine, reform, re-design, and rebuild the country’s traditional war-fighting machinery in the face of a new emerging paradigm, according to news agency ANI.

“As the world becomes more interconnected, a cyber attack on our networks can bring command and control systems to a halt,” he explained.


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