This is a must-watch video by Rajiv Malhotra concerning digital communications in India.
It has become very clear in recent months that a desi network with desi communications software is absolutely necessary for the survival of India’s progress. There have been many people punished via e-jailing (temporary injuction against posting or commenting by Facebook) or even e-xecutions (account closed or deleted for repeated “offenses”).
Mohandas mentions the SERIOUS problem of data residency. An external loci of data residency makes the entire country vulnerable to intelligence agencies’ flaw of passing information to the enemy – you already know that the enemy has access to a lot of sensitive information that have national security implications. The national security extends all the way down from government security to anti-nationalists, especially foreign ones with the money to back fifth columns in the country (Sita Ram Goel warned about that in his books on Communism) such as communists and Abrahamic enemies for conversions.
Otherwise, without a desi-based communications infrastructure, I see that the path forward is the eventual development of the country as a desi version of the West, nothing more. This is a serious concern that has to be addressed because it impacts people now as well as the children of the future – remember that as long as saṃsāra exists, maybe YOU are the children of the future in a future life you are trying to protect.
Telecoms… I have enough knowledge as a former CCNA student (Cisco Certified Network Associate – if it still exists) to know that EVERYONE can be tracked, especially through IP v6, and that information can be used to “surgically” target you and take you down, whether cracking your equipment, bombing your residence, or sniping you anywhere in the world. Remember, the West is still trying to wipe out anything non-Western. Do not drop your guard even once.