Cyber Cooperation

The US and India on Tuesday committed to “deepen cooperation on cybersecurity,” and worked to finalize a formal cyber framework between the two countries, the White House said after President Barack Obama’s meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Washington. The “Framework for the US-India Cyber Relationship” includes a commitment to an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable cyberspace environment, a commitment to promote the free flow of information, a commitment to promote international security and stability in cyberspace, a commitment to promote closer cooperation among law enforcement agencies to combat cybercrime between both countries, and other principles. Cooperation is likely to include “committing to voluntary norms,” the White House said. The White House expects the framework to be signed within 60 days.