Ezhimala: The Armed forces are in the process of finalising a proposal to set up a Cyber Command and it would soon become a reality, Defence Minister A K Antony said on Saturday.
"The Armed forces are making arrangements and they are in the process of finalising a proposal for a Cyber Command. It will become a reality," he told reporters.
To a query on cyber warefare, Antony said, "In the area of cyber...I agree with you, we are a late starter. But now foundation is laid up. In the government there are joint mechanisms to handle the emerging cyber security scenario."
The Indian Armed forces and Coast Guard are in a rapid growth phase. The Defence Ministry had spent more than Rs 3,000 crore of the allotted budget last year though only a particular amount was allocated in the general budget, he said.
"We are not surrendering a single paise now. Gone are the days of surrendering money. We are spending everything. So some projects may be delayed, but by the time some others will come forward," he said, adding that on the whole, things were moving fast.