New Delhi, Apr 6: The website of Ministry of Defence was down, apparently hacked as its homepage showed a Chinese character. The website – mod.gov.in – is inaccessible due to the alleged cyber attack. Chinese characters were appearing on the Ministry of Defence’s website, reported news agency ANI.

Upon visiting, the government-run portal displayed an ‘error’ message and asked users to ‘try again later’. The MoD website was also displaying a ‘Chinese’ character, which purportedly means ‘home’.

“Action is initiated after the hacking of MoD website. The website shall be restored shortly. Needless to say, every possible step required to prevent any such eventuality in the future will be taken,” tweeted Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.