India, US review cooperation in cyber security

Ministerial Homeland Security Dialogue to be held later this year

New Delhi: India and the US on Wednesday reviewed the ongoing cooperation on terrorism, cyber security and several other issues at the Homeland Security Dialogue, which was attended by top officials of the two countries.

An official statement said that during the meeting held in virtual mode, officials from both countries identified further steps that could be taken to explore opportunities and synergies to advance security cooperation.

The meeting discussed how to secure critical infrastructure and global supply chains, maritime security, aviation security, customs enforcement and trade security, among other issues. The meeting of senior officials from the India-US Homeland Security Dialogue was co-chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and Robert Silver, the US Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy and Planning in the Department of Homeland Security. The two sides reviewed the ongoing cooperation and identified further steps that would provide opportunities and opportunities to advance cooperation in counter-terrorism, cyber security, critical infrastructure and global supply chains, maritime security, aviation security, customs enforcement and trade security. can be taken to detect synergy. issues, the statement said.

The two sides agreed that existing subgroups under the Homeland Security Dialogue on law enforcement engagement, securing global supply chains, aviation security, investigative cooperation, and capacity building and training will meet separately in the coming months to discuss and explore how the ongoing cooperation can be strengthened. Ahead. The meeting concluded with both sides expressing satisfaction at the ongoing partnership and agreeing to deepen bilateral engagement and cooperation in all areas of mutual concern, the statement said.

It added that the two sides look forward to holding ministerial-level homeland security talks later this year.

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