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India and Israel inks agreement to collaborate in dealing with cyber threats

India and Israel inks agreement to collaborate in dealing with cyber threats

   Kautilya Academy    17-07-2020

The agreement will further deepen the operational cooperation between India and Israel and will also expand the scope of exchange of information on cyber threats to raise the level of protection in the field.

An agreement signed on Cyber Security:

The MoU has been signed between the INCD and Indian Computer Emergency Response Team. It is a unit of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

The agreement will further deepen the operational cooperation between two sides and will also expand the scope of exchange of information on cyber threats to raise the level of protection in the field.

The signed agreement also lays down the framework for cooperation in capacity building, dialogue, facilitating regular exchanges, and mutual exchange of best practices in the fields.

India and Israel on signing the agreement on Cybersecurity:

Yigal Unna while signing the agreement mentioned that the accelerated digitization processes that accompany the enormous challenges of dealing with the pandemic and the increased threat in cyberspace bring the challenges and the need to quickly build protected systems and services.

He added that Israel will be able to contribute through its experience and in return will benefit from the vast experience that will be gained in India in dealing with cyber attacks.


As per the statement released by INCD, India and Israel have been cooperating in the cyber field since 2018. The new agreement is an opportunity to reaffirm the mutual commitment between the two countries.

Since the earlier agreement, professional seminars have been held among the government officials and industry and many reciprocal visits have also taken place.

India’s ambassador to Israel, Sanjiv Singla highlighted that Cyber Security is a natural and growing area of cooperation between India and Israel. He added that it has also been strongly emphasized by the Prime Ministers of both countries.

India and Israel on Cyber Security: Background

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel in 2017, cybersecurity was identified as an important area of cooperation between the two countries.

An agreement was also signed between India and Israel during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India in 2017.


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