Sun, Apr 23, 2017 | updated 03:34 PM IST

India, US agree to enhance efforts to combat cyber crime, promote cyber security

Updated: Sep 30, 2016 10:59 IST      
India, US agree to enhance efforts to combat cyber crime, promote cyber security

New Delhi[India], Sept.30 (ANI):The United States and India have held the fifth U.S.-India Cyber Dialogue in New Delhi this week, and have agreed to enhance efforts to combat cyber crime and promote cyber security.

In a joint statement issued after the conclusion of the dialogue, both sides said, "The U.S.-India Cyber Dialogue reflects our nations' broad engagement and long-standing cooperation on important bilateral and global issues. The Cyber Dialogue is a forum for implementing the Framework for the India-U.S. Cyber relationship, in particular exchanging and discussing international cyber policies, comparing national cyber strategies, enhancing our efforts to combat cybercrime, and fostering capacity building and R&D, thus promoting cybersecurity and the digital economy."

The U.S.-India Cyber Dialogue is deepening bilateral cooperation on a wide range of cyber issues and strengthening the U.S.-India strategic partnership by:

· Exchanging information on cyber threats and issues of mutual concern, and discussing possible cooperative measures;

· Promoting bilateral cooperation on law enforcement and cybercrime issues;

· Creating a mechanism for cooperation, including setting up appropriate sub-groups;

· Affirming common objectives in international cyber fora, especially the application of international law to state behavior in cyberspace, the affirmation of norms of responsible state behavior, and the development of practical confidence-building measures;

· Confirming support for the preservation of openness and interoperability, enhanced by the multi-stakeholder system of Internet governance; and,

· Coordinating cyber capacity-building efforts, including testing and standards with respect to cybersecurity.

The whole-of-government Cyber Dialogue, fifth in the series, was led by the U.S. National Security Council Senior Director for Cyber Policy Samir Jain and by Santosh Jha, Joint Secretary for Policy Planning and Global Cyber Issues, Ministry of External Affairs.

The Department of State Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter and the National Security Council Secretariat Joint Secretary Abhimanyu Ghosh co-hosted the Dialogue.

The U.S. government interagency delegation included representatives from the Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Commerce, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Indian government was represented by Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communication, Ministry of Home Affairs, Computer Emergency Response Team, National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre, Central Bureau of Investigation and Defence Research and Development Organisation.

The two countries decided to hold the next round of the Cyber Dialogue in Washington in 2017. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Sunday arrested three persons against a complaint which was lodged by an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer after he was thrashed by them over a minor scuffle.

Full Story >>

By Pradeep Kumar

Full Story >>

Chennai [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the issue regarding the ongoing agitation of Tamil Nadu farmers seeking loan waiver concerns the state, adding the matter should, therefore, be taken up by the state government.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): After the significant move to end VIP culture, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Sunday asserted that the new government is reviewing the project and the people have welcomed this decision too.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued a letter of intent for purchase of 16,15,000 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) at an estimated cost of Rs. 3,173.47 crore during 2017-18 and 2018-19 from the BEL and ECIL.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Assuring win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, Congress turncoat Arvind Singh Lovely on Sunday said that he joined the saffron bandwagon because of its sincere and dedicated intentions to serve the people.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) ousted leader T.T.V. Dinakaran has reached the Crime Branch office of Delhi Police where he will be questioned in a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol.

Full Story >>

Chennai [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Downplaying Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president and treasurer M.K. Stalin's claim that the Centre is imposing Hindi on the non-Hindi residents of the country, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said there is no question of forcing Hindi on anybody, adding this matter is being unnecessary politicized for ulterior gains.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Three men were allegedly assaulted by animal rights activists linked to Union Minister Maneka Gandhi's NGO People for Animals (PFA) in Kalkaji area of South Delhi last night for transporting buffaloes in a truck.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Asserting that Delhi has witnessed the worst during the BJP's tenure in the MCD, former chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday expressed optimism that the people would vote for the Congress in the civic polls this time.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the consensus on Goods and Services Tax (GST) will go down in history as a great illustration of cooperative federalism, adding the landmark legislation reflects spirit of "one nation, one aspiration, one determination".

Full Story >>

Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Claiming that the national capital is virtually becoming unmanageable in terms of civic amenities, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday said that people should vote to create a world-class city in Delhi and not in terms of political bickering.

Full Story >>

Kochi (Kerala) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday took on Kerala Power Minister M.M. Mani for his derogatory remark directed at Devikulam Sub-Collector Sriram Venkitaraman and said that the people are behind the 'courageous' officer, who has been heading the anti-encroachment drive in Idukki district.

Full Story >>

New Delhi, [India] Apr 23 (ANI): Asserting that people want to be governed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan while expressing confidence of the AAP's rout in the civic polls today stated that the people of Delhi have a clear choice in front of them.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently chairing the third meeting of the NITI Aayog's Governing Council at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, wherein, action taken on decisions of the earlier two meetings, are being discussed in detail with special focus on the GST and doubling the income of farmers.

Full Story >>

Chhatarpur (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): One person was killed and five others sustained injuries after a collision between a truck and a jeep in Chhatarpur on Sunday.

Full Story >>

Belgaum (Karnataka) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team are at the spot in Athani taluk of Belagavi district where a six-year-old girl fell into an open borewell on Saturday night.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Asserting that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led corporation has failed to live up to its expectation in the last ten years, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Sunday said the national capital should vote for the grand old party for sensible governance.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], April 23 (ANI): Predicting a thumping majority for the saffron party in the civic polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice-president Shyam Jaju on Sunday said Delhi has already rejected the Congress, adding the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stands exposed courtesy its work in the last two and half years.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): In a yet another veiled attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday appealed the people to come out in large numbers and vote for in "Dengue and Chikungunya free" Delhi.

Full Story >>