First India-UK JWG on Cyber activities held

Nov 25: The first meeting of the India-UK Joint Working Group on Cyber Deterrence was held on 25 November 2021 in virtual mode. The Indian delegation was led by Shri Atul Malhari Gotsurve, Joint Secretary (Cyber Diplomacy) from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The UK delegation was led by Mr Will Middleton, Cyber Director from Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO). The Meeting was attended by senior cyber officials from respective Ministries and Departments from both the countries.

Both sides discussed various key aspects related to cyber deterrence and ways to further deepen the existing bilateral cyber cooperation under the India-UK Framework for the Cyber Relationship signed on 17 April 2018 in New Delhi.

India and the UK agreed to work closely with each other and hold regular consultations on addressing the challenges to cyber deterrence and for building effective cyber deterrence strategies.

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