Collaboration on 5G telecom technology played a prominent role in the India-Japan cyber dialogue that was held virtually on Thursday. The State Department (MEA) said both sides discussed key areas of bilateral cyber cooperation and assessed progress made in cybersecurity and information and communication technologies.
It said discussions centered on cyber and mutual cooperation developments in the area during discussions in the United Nations and other multilateral and regional forums.
“Both sides discussed key areas of bilateral cyber cooperation and assessed progress made in cybersecurity and information and communication technologies (ICTs), including 5G technology,” the MEA said in a statement.
The Indian delegation to the fourth India-Japan Cyber Dialogue was led by Muanpuii Saiawi, Co-Secretary of the MEA’s Cyber Diplomacy Division. The Japanese delegation was led by Yutaka Arima, ambassador for cyber policy at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Indian delegation consisted of senior officials from the MEA, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Defense, the Secretariat of the National Security Council, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the Ministry of Telecommunications, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team and the National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center.