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'Confidential information secured in India from cyber attacks'

The central government has taken a number of steps to protect confidential information in the defence sector from cyber attacks, Defence Minister Manhohar Parrikar told the Lok Sabha on Friday.

New Delhi: The central government has taken a number of steps to protect confidential information in the defence sector from cyber attacks, Defence Minister Manhohar Parrikar told the Lok Sabha on Friday.

The minister said in a written reply that cyber operation centres have been set up to enhance cyber security of Indian cyberspace.

"To protect important and confidential data from cyber attack, the operational network of the armed forces are air-gapped from Internet," he said.

The defence services have also established Cyber Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) to prevent and react to cyber attacks, the minister said.