India Japan Teaming Up To Work On Cyber Security, Green ICT

India Japan Teaming
Up To Work On Cyber Security, Green ICT
Further strengthening ties between India and Japan, the two countries will soon work together in areas of cyber security and Green Information and Communication technology (ICT). The decision was taken at the India-Japan Joint Working Group meeting on ICT that was held in the national capital Delhi.

“Ministry for Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) in India and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (MIC), Japan will coordinate the activities for taking these projects forward by involving industrial partners in both the countries. They will aim towards implementation of these joint projects by early 2015,” said the MCIT in a statement.

It further added that under these two fields, the two countries will work in five specific areas, which will include: Green Mobile Base Station project; ICT for Disaster Management; ICT Use in disaster-affected areas project; ICT Application for Social and Economic Challenges; and National ID Application and Utilization Platform project. Also, both India and Japan will focus on Japan-India Combat Spam project, Cooperative project for detecting symptoms and planning quick response to cyber attacks.

“The two countries also decided to further discuss development of standards in the field of ICT, for future cooperation. Further, India had also offered Japan to manufacture ICT equipment in India by taking advantage of new conducive environment for manufacturing in India,” added the ministry.

The India-Japan Joint Working Group will meet in Tokyo next year to discuss and further work towards implementation of these projects.
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