India Seeks U.S. Help as China-Backed Hacks Threaten Military

April 8, 2021, 8:17 AM

India’s top military official says the country plans to seek help from the U.S. and other countries to shore up its defense infrastructure that is vulnerable to China-backed cyber-attacks.

India is racing to develop capabilities, but even so, its critical and military systems remain highly vulnerable to breaches, Defense Chief General Bipin Rawat said at a seminar in New Delhi Wednesday. The matter was discussed during Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s visit last month and it was decided to seek cooperation in the spheres of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

“We have to seriously look at catching up with China...

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