India and Japan form cyber alliance

May 4, 2015

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.

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