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Q. Framework for the India-USA Cyber Relationship: Comment on India-USA cyber relationship.
Jun 20, 2016 Related to : GS Paper- 3 and 2.

Ans :

Introduction-

Ushering in a new era of collaboration in the cyber sphere, recently USA has released framework for the India-USA Cyber Relationship. To deepen cooperation on cyber sphere, it is expected that both countries will sign a framework for the bilateral cyber relationship in coming days.

India-USA Cyber Relationship-

Cooperation on cyber issues is a key component of the bilateral relationship between both counties. India and USA identified the need of enhancing and further institutionalizing their broad-based cooperation on cyber issues. 

Key features India-USA Cyber Relationship-

  • To create an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable cyberspace environment.
  • To promote the Internet as an engine for innovation, economic growth, and trade and commerce.
  • To promote the free flow of information between both countries.
  • To promote cooperation between both countries in combating cyber threats and in promoting cyber security
  • To promote cooperation between and among the private sector and government authorities on cyber crime and cyber security.

Analysis-

  • The relationship between both countries will help in identifying, coordinating, sharing, and implementing to maintain cyber security with best practices.
  • Sharing information on a real time basis about malicious cybersecurity threats, attacks and activities will help to combat these threats.
  • Both countries will also enhance their cooperation in the fields of cyber security-related research and development and can establish appropriate mechanisms to improve cyber security aspects.
  • With joint training programs, both counties can improve the capacity of their law enforcement agencies.

Conclusion-

Continued support between India and USA in the arena of cyber relationship will help in combating ever increasing cyber threats. With emerging markets India is very vulnerable cyber/malware threats. Currently cyberspace important driver for economic growth and development, hence an open, secure, and reliable Internet is the need of the hour. In this direction the relation cyber between India and USA is welcome step.


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