World faces 'bloodless' cyber war threat: PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi, July 1: Articulating global worries over cyber security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India should come up with solutions to meet the challenge posed by this threat of "bloodless war" as he launched a digital campaign to which top companies pledged Rs 4.5 lakh crore.

Inaugurating 'Digital India Week' here, he pitched for a digital revolution in the country, saying it is necessary to deal with problems like corruption, help provide transparent and efficient governance and bridge the rich-poor divide.

World faces 'bloodless' cyber war threat: PM Narendra Modi.
"We have to move from E-governance to M-governance. M-governance does not mean Modi governance. It means Mobile governance," he said in the presence of several ministerial colleagues and who's who of Indian industry and CEOs of some global companies.

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The Prime Minister noted that India has huge capabilities in the field of IT and promised to encourage manufacturing within the country of electronic goods, which account for second largest imports after petroleum products.

He specifically mentioned start ups in this regard. While highlighting the advantages of the IT, Modi said, at the same time, "clouds of a bloodless war are hovering over the world. The world is terrified by this....India has a big role to play in this.

"Can India play this big role? India has talent. Can India provide a shield to the world by providing innovative and credible solutions? Why should we not have such a confidence? We should accept this challenge to ensure that the entire humanity lives in peace," Modi said.

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While talking about dangers posed to cyber security, he said, "somebody, with education of 10th or 12th class, sitting thousands of miles away, can clean up your bank account with a click of mouse." This situation needs to be addressed, he said. 


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