New Delhi: India and Japan held the Fourth Cyber Dialogue today during which both sides discussed important areas of bilateral cyber cooperation and reviewed the progress achieved in cybersecurity and ICT, including 5G technology.
The cyber dialogue was hosted by India virtually. The Indian Delegation was led by Muanpuii Saiawi, Joint Secretary, Cyber Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), while the Japanese delegation was led by Yutaka Arima, Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
The Indian delegation consisted of senior officials from MEA, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Ministry of Defence (MoD), National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MEITY), Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC). The Japanese delegation included senior officials from the National Centre of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (MIC), the Ministry of Defence, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and MOFA, an official statement said.
Both sides discussed important areas of bilateral cyber cooperation and reviewed the progress achieved in the areas of cybersecurity and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) including 5G Technology. Both sides exchanged views on the latest developments in the cyber domain and mutual cooperation during cyber consultations at the United Nations and other multilateral and regional fora.
Both sides agreed to hold the next India-Japan Cyber Dialogue in 2023 as per mutual convenience.