With India placing high priority to cyber-security, the government is in talks with a number of countries, including the US, for co-operation to check cyber-espionage and other attacks, Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Sunday said. “The Prime Minister himself has said, cyber-security represents something like bloodless war. Therefore, cyber-security is an agenda of great importance for our government,” Prasad, who was in Boston to attend the annual India Conference of the Harvard University, told PTI. Also Read - Ola to offer free oxygen concentrators to the needyAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Long-term Review
Emphasizing that India is very particular on the issue of cyber-security, the minister said the government is in talks with a number of countries including the US in this regard.
“Internet is the finest creation of human mind. It should not be allowed to be abused by a few. In that scenario there is greater co-operation among countries world over,” he said.
The minister said the ambitious Digital India campaign has aroused great interest about the country across the world and the total digital economy being pursued by India is going to be $1 trillion in the next two-three years.
“I see a lot of digital delivery of services happening (in the next few years),” he said, adding that governance is gradually moving towards on the mobile phone.
Underlining that program initiated by India has “caught the fancy” of the world, Prasad said that American companies are “very keen” to partner in India’s growth story.
“This shows the interest being reflected in India’s turnaround story,” said Prasad, who held meetings with a large number of academicians, research scholars and top business executives on India and India related issues. “May be the personal chemistry of the US President (Barack) Obama and (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi, is also a reason for this kind of renewed interest,” he said.