Third Japan-India Cyber Dialogue, Tokyo
February 27, 2019
- The Third Japan-India Cyber Dialogue was held in Tokyo on February 27, 2019. The Indian Delegation was led by Mr. Upender Singh Rawat, Joint Secretary in charge of E-governance, Information Technology and Cyber Diplomacy, Ministry of External Affairs, and attended by representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Telecommunication, National Security Council Secretariat and the Indian Embassy in Tokyo, while the Japanese delegation was led by Ambassador Masato Otaka, Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy and Deputy Director General of Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. He was joined by representatives from National Security Secretariat, National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office, National Police Agency, Public Security Intelligence Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Economy Trade and Investment, Ministry of Defense and JPCERT.
- Japan and India shared views that ensuring cyber security enhances each nation’s security, socio-economic activities, and people’s daily lives, and both sides reaffirmed their commitment to an open, free, secure and stable cyber space.
- Areas of discussion included information sharing on recent cyber-attack incidents and response, update on domestic cyber security strategies and policies, policy and measures on supply chain risk. Also, discussions on bilateral cooperation in the field of international cooperation and capacity building etc. were discussed.
- Both sides agreed to hold the next Japan-India Cyber Dialogue in New Delhi next year.