Besides keeping an eye on the border, China is also keeping an eye on India’s satellite communications system. From 2008 to 2016, they launched multiple attacks to destroy India’s satellite communications system.
Similar attacks were carried out in 2016 through computer networks. A report by the China Aerospace Study Institute (CASI) in the United States has made such a sensational claim.
CASI is a US think tank. They serve as advisers to the Secretary of State for Local Government, Chief of Staff, Air Force, and Special Forces. The agency also advises policymakers in the U.S. Department of Defense and other government departments on how to make their decisions more effective.
CASI has published a 142-page report highlighting all the information related to this from 2012 to 2017. It said China has satellite defense technology in space. Through it, they attack the space technology of the rival country and the satellites that follow the earth in certain orbits.
For this purpose, China has co-orbital satellites, which follow enemy satellites, artificial satellites, anti-missile missiles, jammers, and cyber weapons. The report said that the Chinese military (PLA) had already acquired special technology to keep the enemy completely mute and attack them and that they were trying to improve on that technology.
A similar report was released in 2019 by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a think tank based on international policy. While India is busy demonstrating technology capable of repelling enemy attacks, China has already developed advanced cyber-attack technology.
Hijacking enemy spacecraft or satellites, they are capable of crippling their technology. They have invested in building radio frequency jammers on the ground, in the sky, and in space. Through it, they are able to control enemy space technology by targeting uplinks, downlinks, crosslinks. They can also steal information from there.
However, despite frequent cyber attacks, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) technology is safe, said K Shivan, head of the agency. He said India has an independent and isolated network, which has been kept out of the public eye. It is not connected to the Internet. So that technology is safe.
According to multiple ISRO sources, it is not possible to determine who is behind the cyber attack. ISRO has special technology to deliver warnings in case of cyberattacks. So even if China did this, they had to fail.