By Dr. Jaijit Bhattacharya
The paper attempts to highlight the vulnerabilities of India’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure to both natural and man made disasters and extrapolates its effect on national security. Using the existing organizational structures, a framework is recommended to facilitate cooperation of all stakeholders to address these vulnerabilities. By providing fail- safe and reliable communication links to all regions of the country, it would be possible to mitigate effects of these disasters by effective and timely relief operations, when needed. This acquired immunity of ICT assets to disasters would support long-term sustainable economic growth of India using twin vehicles of e-governance and e-commerce.
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