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Fifth Japan-India Cyber Dialogue

September 15, 2023

The Fifth Japan-India Cyber Dialogue was held on September 14. The Japanese Delegation was led by Ambassador ISHIZUKI Hideo, Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy and Deputy Director General of Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and attended by representatives from relevant government agencies such as National Security Secretariat, Office for Policy Coordination and Development on National Cybersecurity, National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity, National Police Agency, Public Security Intelligence Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Defense and JPCERT. The Indian Delegation was led by Ms. Muanpuii Saiawi, Joint Secretary (Cyber Diplomacy), Ministry of External Affairs, and joined by representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, National Security Council Secretariat, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of Telecommunications, National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre, CERT-In, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Ministry of Defence and the Indian Embassy in Tokyo.

  1. Areas of discussion included national cyber policies and cybersecurity strategies, current cyber threat landscape, 5G and Open RAN technology developments. Both sides also discussed bilateral cooperation in the field of capacity building, as well as cooperation under the UN and QUAD (Japan-Australia-India-U.S.).
  2. Both sides concurred to continue dialogue towards ensuring cyber security.

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