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PM Modi says India to have new cyber security policy soon

India will soon come out with a new cyber security policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Saturday during his speech on India’s 74th Independence Day.

Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the prime minister said the threats emanating from cyber space had the potential to impact India’s society, economy and development. Threats from cyber space can endanger all these aspects of Indian life, the prime minister said.

“The government is alert on this,” Modi said adding that the government will soon come out with a policy on this.

The prime minister’s comments come against the backdrop of increasing cyber threats and psychological warfare emanating from countries like Pakistan and China.

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