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India and the US agree to re-establish Homeland Security Dialogue

India and the US agree to re-establish Homeland Security Dialogue
The Siliconreview
25 March, 2021

India and the US have stated that both the countries have decided to re-establish the US-India Homeland Security Dialogue. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially confirmed this news following a discussion with India's Ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. Both the countries have agreed to it and have discussed important issues such as cybersecurity, emerging technology, and addressing violent extremism.

Department of Homeland Security also said that both countries would further strengthen their relationship in the cybersecurity space. They will bring in new dialogues that will support the technology sector. It has also said that the US will be investing in India to improve the emerging technology sectors, especially the artificial intelligence and machine learning businesses.

The DHS has also stated that they discussed cooperation underway through the Quad, climate action, and the cybersecurity space. The first Homeland Security Dialogue was held in 2011 when Barack Obama's DHS Secretary visited India for discussions with the former home minister P Chidambaram. The second dialogue was held between Janet Napolitano and former Home Minister Sushil Kumar.