India has called on Japan for help in combating cybercrime.

Indian officials from the Ministry of Telecom and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) met with a visiting Japanese trade delegation led by Minister of Economy and Trade Yoichi Miyazawa according to the Economic Times.

The parties discussed a variety of topics ranging from securing government information in the cloud to India's cybersecurity laws. Indian officials solicited Japan's help with technology that could prevent cyber attacks and data breaches, a source told the Times.

The Japanese delegation showed its interest in investing in country, especially in communications and Information technology (IT) sectors, by pledging about $3 billion to those and other sectors.

Last week, Japan and India signed a five-point action agenda to increase economic integration, trade, investments as well as cooperation strategic sectors such as IT.