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India, US agree on joint cyber framework

India and US today agreed on a joint cyber framework and intensifying intelligence sharing in combating terror and violent extremism.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: August 31, 2016 12:05 pm
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Stepping up cooperation on counter-terrorism, India and US today agreed on a joint cyber framework and intensifying intelligence sharing in combating terror and violent extremism. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, after holding the 2nd Indo-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue with US Secretary of State John Kerry, said the two countries agreed on additional measures to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation.

“We agreed on additional measures to strengthen our counter-terrorism cooperation, specifically, to work for early operationalisation of the Agreement on exchange of information on known or suspected terrorists.

“We will also intensify intelligence sharing and continue to work closely to get terrorist entities listed by the UN system, by coordinating our approach to the UN 1267 Committee,” she said at a joint press conference with Kerry.

The US Secretary of State, on his part, said both sides were committed to the joint cyber framework. “To bolster our mutual defence in an age when threats can come from literally anywhere, we committed to a joint cyber framework to reduce cyber crime, to encourage responsible behaviour in cyber space, to improve coordination among our technical experts and to improve coordination among our law enforcement agencies,” he said.

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He said both the countries agreed to expand the exchange of terrorists screening information with an aim to to more effectively counter the threat posed by violent extremism.

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    JAGAN
    Aug 30, 2016 at 5:27 pm
    Sushmaji, Any non Indian organization hacks Indian's data is anti national criminal including the person who permits for it. Only indian organization can have rights that too for leagal reasons. You may lost your ethics in process of getting in to power or lost your commonsense in the Leadership of a Nirankush. You can not sell Indians data like this and make us pay for patent. Not sure why BJP crossing all the limits and destroying itself.
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      Sankaran Krishnan
      Aug 31, 2016 at 5:56 am
      It is good and in the best interest of both the Nations for coordinating the cyber framework and Intelligence sharing in combating terror, exchange of details of terrorists or suspected terrorists will help both countries to deal with stern action.
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