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US-India cyber talks reflective of engagement on important issues

The fifth India-US cyber dialogue is reflective of broad engagement of the two countries on important bilateral and global issues, a joint statement issued by the White House said.

The fifth India-US cyber dialogue concluded in New Delhi on Thursday.

The dialogue is a forum for implementing the framework for the India US cyber relationship, says the joint statement. 

The framework under this dialogue, in particular, is exchanging and discussing international cyber policies, comparing national cyber strategies, enhancing our efforts to combat cybercrime and fostering capacity building and R&D, thus promoting cybersecurity and the digital economy.

The US-India Cyber Dialogue is deepening bilateral cooperation on a wide range of cyber issues and strengthening the US-India strategic partnership by exchanging information on cyber threats and issues of mutual concern.

It is discussing possible cooperative measures and promoting bilateral cooperation on law enforcement and cybercrime issues, the statement says.

It will also help create a mechanism for cooperation, including setting up appropriate sub-groups; affirming common objectives in international cyber fora.

Especially, the application of international law to state behaviour in cyberspace, the affirmation of norms of responsible state behaviour.


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