India and Japan have agreed to strengthen bilateral and international collaboration in areas including national cyber policies and cybersecurity strategies, current cyber threat landscape, 5G, and open RAN technology developments. Both sides also discussed bilateral cooperation in the field of capacity building, as well as cooperation under the United Nations (UN) and Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD). The discussions took place during the fifth India-Japan Cyber Dialogue held on September 14, 2023 in Tokyo.
Senior officials from both countries discussed significant areas of bilateral cyber cooperation and evaluated the progress achieved in cybersecurity and information and communication technologies (ICTs), including 5G technology.
The Indian delegation was led by Muanpuii Saiawi, joint secretary, cyber diplomacy division, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), while the Japanese delegation was led by Ishizuki Hideo, ambassador in-charge of cyber policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan.