India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will now work hand-in-hand to combat cybercrimes after a abrupt rise in the crime. The two countries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between on Technical Cooperation in Cyber Space and Combating Cybercrime.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Thursday gave its ex-post approval for the MoU in an Union Cabinet meeting, an official spokesperson said. The official added that the two countries have come to an agreement to provide help in handling of issues related to cybercrime between the two countries. Both the countries shall cooperate in cyber space and combating cybercrime in all forms, particularly through coordination and exchange of information in relation with cyber-crime, cooperation and training in cyber-crime investigation, etc.
The Ministry of Home affairs will be the nodal agency on the Indian side, while from the UAE side the Directorate General of Criminal Security, Ministry of Interior and the State Security Department with regards to matters pertaining to state security, terrorism and crimes related to unconventional weapons will be UAE nodal agency.