Ministers met a day after attending the second ministerial meeting of the four-party security dialogue with their Australian and American counterparts, which called for a rules-based world order and a peaceful settlement of disputes in the face of China`s growing aggression in the Indo-Pacific region. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the agreement encourages cooperation in the areas of capacity building, research and development, security and resilience in the areas of critical information infrastructure, 5G, IoT, AI, among others. It also includes critical information infrastructure, including infrastructure for banks and payment systems, telecommunications and the internet, nuclear reactors and energy transmission systems, transport systems such as air traffic control and water systems. Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi acknowledged the growing role of digital technologies and stressed the need for strong and resilient digital and cyber systems at the 13th strategic dialogue of the foreign ministers of India and Japan. In this context, both sides welcomed the finalization of the text of the cyber security agreement. The agreement encourages cooperation in the areas of critical information infrastructure, 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), research and development, security and resilience among others,” the statement said. In New Delhi, the pact was approved at a cabinet meeting under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, information and radio minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters. “The trade union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has agreed to the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in the field of cybersecurity between India and Japan,” the government said in a statement. New Delhi: The trade union cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of an agreement with Japan to improve cooperation on new technologies, protection of critical infrastructure, cyberspace and the threat to communication networks, according to the government. Apart from that, a meeting of the EU cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the signing of the agreement with Japan.
“The problems Hitachi Payment Services faced in 2016, when malware caused financial data breaches and included data from 3.2 million debit cards in India, are an example of how common the cybersecurity challenge is and can only be met through joint cooperation,” he said. India and Japan have reached an ambitious cybersecurity agreement to strengthen cooperation on issues related to 5G technology and critical information infrastructure, and the two countries pledged on Wednesday to work for a free and open Indo-Pacific space with diverse supply chains. The government approved the agreement, with an official statement that the two countries will also exchange information on combating cybersecurity threats and develop mechanisms to reduce threats to the information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. In addition, India and Japan will also cooperate on cybersecurity in international for a such as the United Nations. “In the face of the growing role of digital technologies, the two ministers stressed the need for robust and resilient digital and cyber systems and welcomed the finalization of the text of the cyber security agreement,” the MEA said.