Cooperation on cyber issues is a key component of the bilateral relationship between India and the United States. Both sides intend to complete a framework of shared principles and intended forms of cooperation.
Some of these principles have been mentioned below. ( The complete list is available here.)
The cyber relationship is committed to:
- an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable cyberspace environment
- promoting the Internet as an engine for innovation, economic growth, and trade and commerce
- promoting the free flow of information;
- promoting cooperation between and among the private sector and government authorities on cybercrime and cybersecurity
- recognizing the importance of bilateral and international cooperation for combating cyber threats and promoting cybersecurity
- promoting international security and stability in cyberspace through a framework that recognizes the applicability of international law, in particular the UN Charter, to state conduct in cyberspace and the promotion of voluntary norms of responsible state behavior in cyberspace
- accepting the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance that is transparent and accountable to its stakeholders, including governments, civil society and the private sector, and promotes cooperation among them
- recognizing the leading role for governments in cyber security matters relating to national security; cooperating cyber security research and development
The complete Framework for the U.S.-India Cyber Relationship, is expected to be signed within 60 days.