The fifth US-India Cyber Dialogue is slated to be held in Delhi this week with the primary goal to interact with industry representatives to build strong regional partnerships with key stakeholders working on a range of cyber issues. This will be another step in cementing India-US ties in the years ahead.
The relationship between the two nations have seen the up-curve in the recent years and looks to be strengthened in the near future.
The US delegation is being led by Christopher Painter, US Department of State Coordinator for cyber issues, who along with the National Security Council Staff, will lead the American engagement on the broad set of cyber policy issues, focusing on promoting an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure internet that benefits all users.
Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and US Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, will lead the US-India Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Working Group which includes industry and government participation from both countries.
They will attend public events to engage with civil society and Indian youth on Internet and digital economy issues, a media release said.
At the ICT Working Group, it will be discussed how the US and India can work together to help expand the benefits of the digital economy to both of the countries and increase internet connectivity through programs like the Global Connect Initiative, which has a goal of bringing 1.5 billion new internet users online by 2020.