The Union Cabinet has approved signing a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan in the field of information and communication technology (ICT).

The MoC will focus on cooperation in various fields like 5G network, telecom security, submarine cable, certification of communication equipment, utilisation of latest wireless technologies and ICT, ICT capacity building, public protection and disaster relief, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, spectrum chain, spectrum management, cooperation on multilateral platforms.

According to the government, the pact will contribute to strengthening bilateral cooperation and mutual understanding in the field of communications and will serve as a strategic initiative for India as Japan is an important partner with special strategic and global partnership.