Cyber terrorism a threat to border security, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

Jaipur(PTI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that cyber terrorism posed a major threat to the country’s security.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar speaks during the National seminar of Border Security Challenges and Solutions in Jaipur on Sunday. PTI
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar speaks during the National seminar of Border Security Challenges and Solutions in Jaipur on Sunday. PTI

Parrikar made the comments at a conference on challenges and solutions regarding border safety issues in Jaipur.

“Cyber attack or cyber terrorism poses a threat to border security. Now this border is not imaginary, you do not know where it starts from. But it can, if it gets converted into warfare,” he said.

He added that India would not tolerate any act or event that risked its security.

“Zero tolerance is the only solution when it comes to the security of the country. That has to be our mind set,” added Parrikar.

Apart from Parrikar, Junior Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, officers from the armed forces, local administration and representatives of local organisations were also present at the conference.