The research work on the subject ‘Cyber Warfare and its Implications on National Security’ delves upon the threat that the nation’s critical info-infrastructure faces from cyberspace and the measures to be taken to ensure safety of such infrastructure. As part of the study, suggestions will emerge on what offensive and defensive cyber warfare capabilities should be developed as part of our overall National Security Strategy.
Col. Sanjeev Relia, Senior Research Fellow at the USI, is conducting the research. Commissioned into the Corps of Signals in 1986, Col Sanjeev Relia has done BTech in Electronics and Telecommunications. A graduate from Defence Services Staff College Course, Wellington, he served as a Brigade Major of a Mountain Brigade in High Altitude area. He commanded a Division Signal Regiment as part of a strike corps in the Western sector. The officer has also served with National Security Guard. Col Relia has also been associated with modernization of IT and communication infrastructure in the Indian Army and issues related to Cyber Security.
The officer is also a qualified cyber lawyer and a trained hacker. He is also pursuing his PhD on the topic of India’s Cyber Security Challenges.