‘Indian Army preparing for limited conflict with China’

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Thursday, February 09, 2012 Press Trust Of India

Noting that India is increasingly getting concerned about China‘s posture on its border, a top US intelligence official on Wednesday said that the Indian Army is strengthening itself for a “limited conflict” with China.
“Despite public statements intended to downplay tensions between India and China, we judge that India is increasingly concerned about China’s posture along their disputed border and Beijing’s perceived aggressive posture in the Indian Ocean and Asia-Pacific region,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in his prepared testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

“The Indian Army believes a major Sino-Indian conflict is not imminent, but the Indian military is strengthening its forces in preparation to fight a limited conflict along the disputed border, and is working to balance Chinese power projection in the Indian Ocean,” he said.

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Declaring War on Cyber Metaphors

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Top men tell us that dark forces — China, Russia, criminal elements, spies, terrorists, and hackers — are burrowing deep into America’s digital infrastructure, looking to exploit weaknesses, wreck security and cause mayhem. Last month, CIA Director Leon Panetta testified to Congress that “the potential for the next Pearl Harbor could very well be a cyber-attack,” adding to a list of terrifying analogies used to describe the cyber peril, “Cyber 9/11” and “Cyber Armageddon” among them. And the future looks bleak. As former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Michael McConnell wrote a year ago, “The United States is fighting a cyber-war today, and we are losing. It’s that simple.” Continue reading