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ANGOLA

  • An MoU between Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Republic of India and Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology, Republic of Angola was signed on March 16, 2018 in the field of Electronics and Information Technology during the visit of Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs. This MoU is valid for 5 years

Australia

  • Hon’ble MOS(C&IT) led a high level delegation to participate in CeBIT2012 at Sydney on 22-24 May 2012. About 54 Indian companies participated in CeBIT exhibition and conference. This was a great opportunity to showcase the strength of India in the IT sector in Australia and to all the other participating countries and patrons at the event
  • India’s participation as Partner Country in CeBIT Australia 2012 reflected global recognition of the growth in Indian IT and IT enabled services. 1200 business queries were received and estimated Rs. 25 crore orders have been made on the site
  • A seminar to showcase Indian IT & Electronic Hardware opportunities was also organized
  • A Framework for operational collaboration on Cyber Security between CERT-In and CERT Austral was signed on August 24, 2015 through Diplomatic channel

Azerbaijan

  • In November 2012, Hon’ble MCIT visited to Azerbaijan to attend the7th meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).During this visit, a bilateral meeting between Hon’ble MCIT and Azeri ICT Minister was held and, it was agreed to constitute a Joint Working Group between both countries for furtherance of bilateral cooperation in ICT. Subsequently a JWG has been constituted in May 2013
  • The 1st session of the JWG meeting on ICT was held on November 8, 2016 though Vedio conferencing
  • The 1st Session of India-Azerbaijan JWG on cooperation in the field of ICT was held on November 8, 2016 though Digital Video Conferring (DVC). The Meeting was co-chaired by Senior Director & Group Coordinator (R&D), MeitY, from the Indian side and Deputy Minister, Ministry of Communications and High Technologies, from the Azerbaijan side
  • During the Working Group meeting, both sides discussed the issues of Industry-to-Industry Cooperation, ICT applications for Outreach, Training and Exchange of Specialists in the area of ICT, R&D and Innovation cooperation in the area of Strategic and Microelectronics e-Governance and m-Governance and Tech-Park cooperation

Bangladesh

  • A MoU was signed between MeitY, India and ICTD, Bangladesh on cooperation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics on April 8, 2017 during the VVIP visit from Bangladesh (7th – 10th April, 2017) to India, for strengthening cooperation in the areas of e-Governance, m-Governance, e-Public Services Delivery, Cyber Security, Software Technology Park, start-ups etc. The MoU was signed by Foreign Secretary from Indian side and Secretary-in Charge, Information and Communication Technology Division from Bangladesh side
  • A MoU was signed between CERT-In, MeitY and Bagladesh Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-Gov CIRT) Bangladesh on cooperation in the field of Cyber Security on 8th April, 2017. The MoU was signed by Foreign Secretary from Indian side and Secretary-in Charge, Information and Communication Technology Division from Bangladesh side
  • The 1st JWG meeting between India and Bangladesh was convened on January 29, 2018 in New Delhi for implementing the MoU
  • NKN connectivity provide to Bangladesh in March 2019 for Higher study and linkage with top Indian universities and other global Universities

Belarus

  • India-Belarus Digital Learning Centre (DLC-ICT) was setup by India to promote development of ICT in Belarus
  • The Belarus Government has provided physical infrastructure for the project like land, building, electricity, water etc. and the requisite manpower, whereas, the technical infrastructure, course curricula, training of trainers were provided by the Indian side
  • DLC-ICT is connected to 4 Regional Centres in Belarus through lease lines and has been imparting advance IT education through e-learning
  • On behalf of Govt. of India, C-DAC was the implementing agency from the Indian side. The Centre was inaugurated in January 2012. More than 1200 students have already been trained so far from the centre
  • An MoU between CDAC and the United Institution of Informatics Problem (UIIP) of the National Academic of Belarus in ICT sector was signed on 14 November 2012 during the visit of Prime Minister of Belarus to India. The objective of the MOU is to cooperate in the field of ICT and willing to strengthen research & development in the area of mutual interest in India & Belarus

Belgium

  • A MoU between MeitY and Information and Competent Belgian authorities at federal and regional level for ICT and Electronics on Cooperation in the field of Information Communication Technologies and Electronics was signed on 7.11.2017 in New Delhi during the State Visit of King Philippe to India. The MoU valid for 3 years. Both sides are now in process of forming JWG
  • The 1st India Belgium JWG meeting under the MoU was held on July 3, 2018 via video conference under the Co-chairmanship of JS(ICD), MeitY from Indian side and Head of International Relations of the Directorate General Digital Transformation of Belgium. Both sides proposed to further discussion in the area of AI, data authentication, data protection and national identity in October, 2018
  • 2nd JWG meeting between India and Belgium under the signed MOU on IT&E and B2B & G2B meetings with Belgium to enhance cooperation activities, IT business, Cyber security with Belgium and to resolve the issues was held during 10-11 September 2019 in Brussels

Bhutan

  • A 10 member delegation from Bhutan visited MeitY in November 2015 to exchange knowledge on the Indian Government experience in e-Gov. and m-Gov and had interaction with key e-Government project
  • During the vist of Hon’ble PM to Bhutan in June, 2014, e-library project was announced. Under e-Library Bhutan project, India has established e-Library setups at 49 Schools and 12 Colleges across Bhutan for accessing of e-contents from a central repository in online and offline mode. The central repository is established at Thimphu Tech Park for online access of e-contents on own devices by all citizens of Bhutan. An e-Library studio has been setup at Thimphu for creation of e-contents
  • The project successfully implemented at 49 Schools, 12 Colleges, e-Library, studio and Data Centre. The project has also live on www.elibrarybhutan.com

Canada

  • An MoU on ICT and Electronics sector has been signed in November 2012
  • 1st JWG meeting was held in February 2013 at New Delhi. Consequent to this JWG meeting, the co-chairs have interacted over tele-conferences in July 2013 and in November 2013
  • An India-Canada bilateral meeting on ICTE was held on 6th December 2013 in New Delhi. The bilateral meeting was mainly spread over five areas- B2B cooperation, Investment & Innovation, e-Government, Cyber security, and R&D collaboration. During the meeting the progress of the Working Group, which provided for a platform for interaction to the companies/institutes from both sides, was reviewed. Canada and Indian representatives made presentations at each session on the ICTE sector
  • To take forward the India-Canada cooperation in ICTE sector, an official cum business delegation from India visited Canada to attend the 2nd JWG meeting in ICTE with Canada, meeting with and sideline meetings/engagementsduring 12 to 15 November 2014 in Canada
  • A meeting between the Co-chairs of the ICTE JWG was held on 9 February 2015 in MeitY. The discussions mainly held on the workplan document of the JWG meeting held in November 2014 and finalize it. Also presentation made on Digital India and Make in India initiative
  • An MoU on cooperation in the field of Cyber Security was signed in March 2015 between CERT-In and Public Safety Canada
  • A meeting between Hon’ble ME&IT and Mr. Navdeep Bains, Minister of innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada was held on 7th November, 2016 in Electronics Niketan. The Canadian Minister thanked Hon’ble ME&IT for the invitation and also praised India’s high growth rate, Digital inclusions, innovation and fiber connectivity initiatives. Hon’ble ME&IT talked about Digital India, Make-In -India to the Canadian Minister. Both the Ministers emphasized to work together in digital economy, social innovation, e-Health, language technologies, etc

China

  • An MoU between the MCIT and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China has been signed in March 2014. The major objective of the MoU is to further trade cooperation with China in IT-ITES sector
  • The 1st Session of the India-China Joint Working Group on ICT was held in New Delhi on December 15, 2014. In the said meeting India’s various initiatives and achievements in ICTE sector were highlighted. The detailed presentations by the Indian side in regard to the IT-ITES industries, Digital India, Capacity building and HRD incentives by Government of India for promoting investment in Digital India, Make in India and Smart City to the visiting delegation. Consequently, the Chinese side has also presented details of their initiative in regard to Electronics and Information Technology industry, China’s Informatization, Capability Building and HR Development etc
  • 3rd Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, was held in Beijing during March, 2014. MeitY was part of thie delegation
  • A MeitY delegation led by Ministry of Commerce visited China in May 2014 to participate in the International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) and SOFT China. The Indian side also organised and participated in Regulatory Workshop on Certification and Licencing requirement and roundtable meeting of Chinese State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) to provide an opportunity to our industries to understand in depty the issues, especially regulatory issues and market potential in SOEs
  • Under the framework of India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India and National Development and Reform Commission of China held the meeting of High-Tech Working Group on 6th Oct, 2016, in New Delhi, India
  • In the Working Group meeting, both sides reviewed the progress made on cooperation in ICT sector. Both sides expressed satisfaction on the progress made since the 3rd SED held in Beijing. During this meeting, around 40 enterprises, nearly 100 government officials, senior officials from various industry organizations, companies and experts exchanged views about the cooperation on High-Tech area in an informal and intense discussion
  • In addition, an Action Plan on “Digital India” and “Internet Plus” between two sides was signed on October 7, 2016
  • Under the framework of India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue, MeitY and National Development and Reform Commission of China held the meeting of High-Tech Working Group on 6th Oct, 2016, in New Delhi. In the Working Group meeting, both sides reviewed the progress made on cooperation in ICT sector. Both sides expressed satisfaction on the progress made since the 3rd SED held in Beijing. During this meeting, around 40 enterprises, nearly 100 government officials, senior officials from various industry organizations, companies and experts exchanged views about the cooperation on High-Tech area in an informal and intense discussion. In addition, an Action Plan on “Digital India” and “Internet Plus” between two sides was signed on October 7, 2016
  • Under the framework of India-China Joint Working Group (JWG) on High Tech, the MeitY and National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China held the Sub-Group meeting on February 10, 2017, through Digital Video Conferencing (DVC). In the Sub Group meeting, both sides reviewed the progress made on cooperation in ICT sector since last JWG meeting. Both sides expressed satisfaction on the constitution of the Sub-Group in order to accelerate the agreed Action Plan, which was signed in October 7, 2016 in New Delhi between both the countries

Estonia

  • An MoU between MCIT India and Estonia on cooperation in the field of capacity building in the sphere of e-governance was signed on February 2014 for 5 years
  • Hon’ble Minister of E&IT and L&J paid visit to Tallinn, Estonia on 11-13 September and met their H.E. Mr Kristen Michal, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Mr Taavi Kotka, CIO for the Government of Estonia and Mr Viljar Lubi, Deputy Secretary General for Economic Development. Meetings were also held with H.E. Ms Marina Kaljurand, Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr Urmas Reinsalu, Minister of Justice. Hon’ble Minister of E&IT and L&J also called upon H.E. Mr Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia. Hon’ble Minister of E&IT and L&J also visited Estonian e-Showroom, Estonian e-Governance Academy and the Tallinn University of Technology. At Tallinn University of Technology Hon’ble ME&IT addressed the gathering present at Talinn University and the Indian participants over Video Conference on e-Governance research, innovation, education and cyber security

European Union (EU)

  • Since the year 2000, the India-EU Joint Working Group on IT has met 9 times and the last JWG meeting was held on 14-15 January 2015 in New Delhi.
  • 1st meeting of EU/Member States(MS) – Group of senior officials (GSO) was attended by Secretary and he had explained to the EU/MS side about the possible upcoming areas in MeitY, namely, Electronics Policy, IT Policy and R&D Policy which are opening up large number of opportunities for research
  • India-EU Workshop on Research & Innovation on Information and Communication Technology and Electronics (ICTE) was held in April 2014 in New Delhi
  • A meeting of the India-EU Joint Working Group (JWG) was held on 14-15 January 2015 in New Delhi. The Meeting arrangements were organized in different format in a focused manner, for that 3 preparatory session meetings on India–EU ICT collaboration, Internet Governance, ICT research and innovation for the JWG meeting were held on 14 January. Both sides list down the action plan to take forward the India-EU cooperation in areas of ICT
  • The JWG meeting was preceded by an EU-India 2nd ICT Industry Dialogue on 14 January 2015
  • A videoconference (VC) held between India-EU Joint ICT Working Group on Friday 22 January 2016 for an interim meeting to take stock of progress achieved since the last meeting of the JWG and ICT Business Dialogue held on 14-15 January 2015 in Delhi, also to prepare for the next JWG in June 2016, in Brussels
  • To take forward ICT cooperation as per India-EU Agenda for Action 2020 as committed during the 13th session of India-EU summit, both sides agreed to meet for India-EU Joint ICT Working Group during 13-14 June in Brussels and organized 3rd EU-India ICT Industry Dialogue
  • To take forward the 13th India-EU Summit and Agenda for Action 2020 as committed during recent VVIP’s visit to enhance India-EU cooperation. 10th meeting of the India-EU Joint ICT Working Group meeting along with ICT Business Dialogue and other parallel session meetings were held during 13th -15th June 2016 in Brussels. During the India-EU ICT JWG meeting, India-EU ICT Business Dialogue and other parallel session on specific sectors of ICT were held and during the ICT Business Dialogue, industry representatives of both sides interacted about the new cooperation opportunities and listed out the outstanding business issues in EU countries
  • European Union Parliamentary Delegation of Consumer Affairs & Digital Economy led by Ms Vicky Ford along with 7 Members of Parliament met Hon’ble ME&IT on 23rd February 2017 in New Delhi. The delegation appreciated and complimented India’s digital development agenda. International cooperation to prevent cyber crime was highlighted by both sides. Both sides expressed desire to closely cooperate on Digital issues including cyber security, internet governance & social media
  • The 13th meeting of the India-EU Joint ICT Working Group took place on 19 April 2021 in virtual format. As agreed by the leaders at the EU-India Summit held in July 2020, the 13th India-EU Joint ICT Working Group was opened by Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India and Roberto Viola, Director General, DG CONNECT (European Commission)
  • The detailed discussions were held to enhance collaboration and to come with an outcome based cooperation. Both side discussed the progress made on India-EU Digital Investment Forum (DIF), Issues related to the ICT&E Industry, National Digital Platforms, Data protection and Data flows, discussion of emerging technologies like ethical Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing (HPC); 5G standards and deployment, network security, Global Initiative on Data Security, reforms of Internet Governance Architecture and International topics
  • Both sides emphasized the importance of Digital Investment Forum. Both sides will enhance regulatory convergence to ensure the protection of personal data and privacy, including through a possible data adequacy decision, which would facilitate safe and secure cross border data flows. Both sides also agreed to intensify cooperation on High Performance Computing, Digital Platforms, and Artificial Intelligence

Finland

  • An MoU between CERT-In and National Cyber Security Centre of Finland (NCSC-FI), Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, Republic of Finland on Cooperation in the field of Cyber Security signed on 10.01.2019
  • Joint Declaration of Intent signed between MElTY and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland on Cooperation in the field of Digitalization in November 2019. There is a strong convergence between India and Finland in the IT sector. Several Indian companies have presence in India and are doing well

France

  • To furthering Indo-French cooperation in IT sector a Joint Communiqué on Indo-French Roadmap on Cybersecurity and Digital Technology has announced during the visit of Hon’ble PM to France in August 2019. The aims of the Roadmap to enhance cooperation in the field of cybersecurity, digital governance, build Indo-French digital partnership and Economic exchanges through Business and innovation
  • MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) in partnership with La French Tech community had launched ‘Indo-French Cross-border Incubation Program’ in April 2021 to support the Indo-French Startup Collaboration to promote the development of ecosystem by building linkages between MSH incubators and startups with their counterparts in France. This programme is jointly supported by MeitY, India and the French Government

Germany

  • A Joint Declaration of Intent between the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of the Government of the Republic of India and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of the Federal Republic of Germany on Cooperation in the Field of Digitalization – Empowerment and Economic Impact signed on 30th May 2017
  • The 1st meeting between India-Germany for implementation Joint Declaration of Intent was held on 3rd October 2017 through Video Conference
  • Under the Joint Declaration of Indent (JDI) between India-Germany on Cooperation in the Field of Digitalisation – Empowerment and Economic Impact, a consultations meeting on Digitalisation was held on 22nd February 2018 in MeitY. During the Consultations on Digitalization, both sides agreed to work towards the implementation of JDI to strengthen industrial, technological and commercial cooperation and exchange of best practices. Meeting was ended with signing of Record of Discussion between the co-chairs
  • The Digital Dialogue 2020 presided by the Indian Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) on 17th December 2020 on virtual mode. The Indo-German Digital Dialogue 2020 aimed at exchanging current developments, initiatives and collaboration proposals as well as to agree on key areas of cooperation, and next implementation steps
  • To ensure a results-oriented cooperation in the best interest of all parties, both sides agreed on a Work Plan at their annual meeting of the Indo-German Digital Dialogue 2020

Ghana

  • India has set up an Indo-Ghana Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence for Communications and Information Technology at Accra, Ghana to cater to human resource development in the IT sector
  • The Centre is operational since December 2003. Facilities like data communication & networking lab, hi-tech computer labs with server, class rooms and distance learning lab with video conferencing and satellite connectivity were established at the Centre
  • The project was implemented by C-DAC. The Centre was ag ain upgraded during 2013-14 under Govt. of India’s assistance
  • The Ghanaian Government had provided physical infrastructure of the project like land, building, electricity, water and the requisite manpower. The technical infrastructure, course curricula and training etc. were provided by the Indian side
  • So far about 15000 students have been trained in the Centre

Israel

  • An MoU was signed in January 2002
  • An MoU was signed between UGC and Israel Science Foundation, Israel in August 2012
  • Hon’ble MCIT led a high level delegation to Israel in June 2013 to promote investment in Electronics System Design Manufacturing ESDM in India
  • MeitY has created an Israeli Help Desk to expedite & facilitate the proposals of investment from Israeli companies and facilitate interactions with other agencies of Government of India and State Government
  • Hon’ble MCIT had led a delegation to Israel in April 2012
  • Two days Workshop on Joint Research program was held in August 2012 at New Delhi
  • The MeitY has committed to contribute USD 2.5 Million for R&D. The 27 possible areas of cooperation like Micro & Nanoelectronics, Semiconductor, Cognitive Engineering, Quantum Computing, Photonics, Material Science for Electronics, Cyber Physical System, Wireless Sensor Network, biomedical, ICT for Precision Agriculture, Human-Computer Interfaces, etc have been communicated to the Chairman ISF for their consideration
  • Trade Negotiating Committee was constituted in 2010 to negotiate a Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with Israel covering goods, services and investment
  • MeitY along with C-DAC, SAMEER, C-MET and Media Lab Asia has participated in 1st Israel Innovation Conference – MIXiii 2014 in May 2014 at Tel Aviv
  • Hon’ble MOS E&IT had curtsey call on meeting with Mr. Daniel Carmon, Ambassador of Israel in September 2017 and follow meeting was held on 27th Octerber 2017 to enhance cooperation activities in ICT sector between the two countries
  • In the India-Israel Joint Statement during visit of Prime Minister of Israel to India both sides reiterated the importance of building comprehensive cooperation in counter-terrorism, including cyber-space, and welcome the signing of the MoU on Cooperation in Cyber Security between India and Israel
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)and The Israeli National Cyber Directorate (INCD) concerning operational collaboration in the area of Cyber Security was signed on 15th July 2020 with a validity period of 3 years

Japan

  • A Joint Statement made on the 30th day of April, 2015 between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of India and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan for cooperation in the field of Information & Communications Technology and Electronics. This Joint Statement shared the view of both countries that could create win-win situation in IT and Electronic manufacturing field where Japanese manufacturing and Indian IT business can have synergy. Furthermore, in new frontier of IT such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, high skilled Indian IT engineers and entrepreneurs can boost Indian and Japanese companies’ creative business activities and promote innovation
  • A Japan Help Desk in the MeitY has been established in order to facilitate the Japanese companies in the electronics sector in India
  • Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC) for exchange of information and cooperation in the area of cyber security in December 2015
  • The Fourth Joint Working Group (JWG) Meeting was held on November 29-30, 2016 at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo, Japan. The meeting was attended by Government and Industry representatives from both India and Japan which comprises of Industry to Industry session, Government to Industry session and Government to Government session. In addition to participating in the 4th India – Japan Joint Working Group Meeting, the Indian delegation undertook promotional activities under the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ Campaign. These included a road show/ seminar in Kyoto
  • 7th JWG on IT & Electronics/ Digital Partnership was held on 2 days across 4 sessions on Sept 9 and 10, 2020 ‘on-line’ between MeitY, India and METI (Japan) with participation of relevant government stakeholders and Industry participation. It had following four sessions focusing on Collaboration in Electronic Manufacturing; Software, Start-ups/Innovation & emerging technologies; and Data Governance & Cyber security

Kazakhstan

  • Hon’ble Prime Minister of India had announced to set up a Centre of Excellence in IT at Eurasian National University during his visit to Kazakhstan in April 2011
  • The Centre has proposed to have HPC facility for application development, Training Centre, Video Conferencing Facility, Two CICs, etc. The installation & commissioning of IT equipment is in progress
  • 3rd meeting of India-Kazakhstan Working Group on Information Technology was held in March 2012 at New Delhi. The Working Group discussed and deliberated on various issues like e-government, IT Education, IT Park, Information Security and establishment of Kazakhstan-India ICT Advanced Training Centre in Eurasian National University
  • The 11th India-Kazakhstan Inter-governmental Commission (IGC) on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological, Industrial and Cultural cooperation was held in April, 2014 in Astana, Kazakhstan. MeitY also participated in IGC and discussed and deliberated on various issues to strengthen bilateral cooperation in ICT sector between the two countries
  • In order to foster ICT cooperation with Kazakhstan, a bilateral meeting between Hon’ble MCIT, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Government of India and Minister of Investment and Development, H.E. Mr Asset Issekeshev, Kazakhstan was held on June 15, 2015 in Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi. Both the leaders discussed about facilitation of G2G and B2B collaboration in the area of e-Governance, Internet-Governance, e-Learning, HRD and Capacity Building etc
  • India– Kazakhstan Centre of Excellence in ICT at Astana was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on July 7, 2015. The Centre is equipped with HPC facility for research, ICT learning centre, Video Conferencing Facility, etc

Kyrgyzstan

  • A Telemedicine Network between India & Kyrgyzstan was established in July 2015. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India inaugurated this Telemedicine Network on Jul 12th 2015 and a live Tele-consultation was done amongst the Central Hospital at Bishkek, Remote Hospital in Osh with AIIMS and Apollo in New Delhi. The IT, AV & Medical equipment’s along with the CDAC e-Sanjeevani software are being provided the requisite support till July 2016
  • An MoU between The state committee of Information Technologies and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Cooperation in Information and Communication Technologies singed on 14 June 2019

Mauritius

  • An MoU between NICSI, India and Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) of Mauritius has been signed in March 2010 to promote cooperation in the area of Information Technology
  • In consequent of the MoU, an India-Mauritius Joint Task Force was set up under the Co-Chairmanship of MeitY to implement the e-governance projects by NICSI in Mauritius
  • The e-Prison Project of Mauritius Prison Service has been launched in Mauritius in May 2014 and e-Prison System is now under implementation. The e-Prison Project is being executed by NIC/NICSI. The software development, customization & training support under the project is being provided to Mauritius Prison Service by NIC/NICSI team.
  • A high level delegation from Mauritius led by Hon’ble Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Government of Mauritius, H.E. Mr. Lormus Bundhoo have visited MeitY on 22nd September 2014 along with a visit to PGI Chandigarh and some other hospitals in New Delhi. The delegation discussed on various issues to strengthen bilateral cooperation in ICT especially in e-Health sector between these two countries
  • A delegation led by Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mauritius visited MeitY on April 19, 2017. During the visit, a meeting between MoS (E&IT) and the Mauritius delegation was also held on 19th April, 2017 in MeitY, New Delhi, for strengthening the bilateral cooperation between two countries and both sides discussed the way forward mechanisms for working in the area of e-Health, e-Governance, IT-ITeS trade promotion, Cyber Security

Palestine

  • A delegation from Palestine, visited India during 2nd – 5th May, 2017 in connection with setting up of Techno-Park in Palestine. The delegation held a meeting with Joint Secretary (ICD), MeitY wherein JS, MeitY briefed the delegation about the activities of the MeitY and Digital India and its Development programme
  • A High level delegation led by the President of State of Palestine visited Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), Noida on 15th May, 2017. Hon’ble MoS (E&IT) welcomed the delegation in CDAC and a meeting was held between Palestine delegation and Senior Indian officials to discuss technology cooperation between the two countries and to explore the possibility of implementing various products/ projects being developed by C-DAC in the niche areas of ICT
  • During the VVIP visit from Palestine to India, an MoU was signed on 16th May, 2017 between MeitY and Ministry of Telecom & Information Technology, Palestine, on co-operation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics. The MoU intends to promote cooperation in the areas of e-Governance, m-Governance, e-Public Services Delivery, cyber security, techno-park, start-ups etc

Portugal

  • A MoU between MeitY and Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Republic of Portuguese on cooperation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics was signed on 6th January, 2017
  • The Portuguese Minister met with Hon’ble ME&IT on 6th March, 2017 in MeitY. Both the Ministers expressed new momentum of cooperation between the two countries in the field of e-Governance, Start-ups, cyber security, Aadhaar areas. Both sides found common working ground between Digital India and Digital Portugal. During the meeting Hon’ble ME&IT advised that a Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting should be constituted under the India – Portugal MOU in IT
  • The 1st Joint Working Group Meeting was convened over Video Conferencing on January 22, 2018 between the MeitY and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Portuguese Republic for implementing the MOU. During the meeting both sides discussed about the digital identities mechanism being followed in both the countries, mutual cooperation in IT Security & Data Protection area and it was also agreed that innovation & Startup ecosystem in both the countries and discussion on adoption of ToR to be discussed in next JWG meeting

Russia

  • An MoU for cooperation in IT sector between the Ministry of Information Technology of India and the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communication of Russia was signed in December 2010 during the visit of Russian President to New Delhi
  • The 4th Session of Russia-India Joint Working Group Meeting on Information and Communication Technologies was held on October 7, 2015 at Moscow in the format of Roundtable with two back to back sessions: B2B and G2G
  • A tripartite MoU between CDAC, OJSC-GLONASS and GLONASS Union on Development of Technologies and Applications Based on Navigational Satellites has been signed on December 24, 2015 during India- Russia Annual Summit at Moscow. The prime objective of this MoU is to develop technologies and solutions based on navigational satellites for citizen safety, Government outreach to citizens, Roads & Highways, railways, aviation and marine etc. In order to operationilize this MOU, a JWG from both the side has been formed and CDAC is discussing with Russian agencies for evolving a tangible proposal
  • A tripartite MoU between CDAC, IISc-Bangalore and Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) on collaboration for Education in High Performance Computing has been signed on December 24, 2015 during India- Russia Annual Summit at Moscow. The prime objective of this MoU is to establishment of close contacts between the members of the Supercomputing Consortium of Russian universities and the leading Indian universities for developing various forms of educational programs in areas of High Performance Computing. In order to operationilize this MOU, a JWG from both the side has been formed and CDAC is discussing with Russian agencies for evolving a tangible proposal
  • Under the framework of India – Russia Inter Governmental Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation, the 5th session of India – Russia Joint Working Group (JWG) on ICT was held on 26th April, 2017 in New Delhi. The meeting was co-chaired by Secretary, MeitY and Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications, Russia

Saudi Arabia

  • To enhance cooperation in Information Technology services and setting up Center of Excellence in ICT at Riyadh, an MoU between CDAC and King Abdulaziz city was signed in February, 2010
  • Research Agreement on Open Source was signed between CDAC and King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) in February, 2012
  • A Saudi business delegation met with Hon’ble MCIT on 15th December, 2015. Hon’ble MCIT informed the delegation about the various facts and initiatives of India in ICT such as mobile revolution, Digital India, Electronics Manufacturing, IT-ITeS to health and education & skill development programme. The Saudi sought Indian help for establishment of a training academy in Saudi Arabiea and to enhance optical fiber manufacturing, also keen interest for virtual training infrastructure, as India has developed from African countries. In response, Indian side informed that India can help in developing the IT profile of Sudi Arabia, at the same time Saudi companies can take benefits of India’s various schemes and invest in India in ICT technology sectors
  • The 1st T&IT JWG Meeting between India and Saudi Arabia on Technology & IT on Economic & Investment was held on 23.06.2020. Under the established JWG on Technology & IT, 13 identified tracks have been identified to explore possible collaboration and Opportunities in various sectors. Further, a review meeting between the co-chairs was held on 22.07.2020. 2nd T&IT JWG meeting between co-chairs was held on 15th March 2021

Seychelles

  • India-Seychelles Centre of Excellence in ICT (ISCEICT) was set up by Government of India at Mahe, Victoria in April 2011. The Centre caters to the capacity enhancement in the area of Information Technology
  • So far around 400 students have been trained so far and around same number of students are currently undergoing long term/ short term duration training

Singapore

  • India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) was signed in June, 2005. It aimes to improve trade between the two countries and is expected to open up investment opportunities in areas such as education, science, air services, media, e-commerce, intellectual property and advance flow of human resources
  • MeitY is interested in promoting cooperation in application areas of ICT like Cyber Security, Nanotechnology, Mobile/Cloud Computing, High Performance Computing Perception Engineering, VLSI Design, 5G Wireless Networking and Electronic System Design and Manufacturing as well as in developing Joint Academic programs for Capacity Building and Human Resource Development
  • MoU on Cooperation in the area of Cyber Security between CERT-In and SingCERT was signed during visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s visit to Singapore on 24th November 2015
  • MeitY, DoC, MEA, Indian High Commission’s official along with NASSCOM, CII and few Indian IT companies present in Singapore had a meeting in an engagement session with Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry, Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore on the current mobility issues faced by Indian IT companies / IT Professionals in Singapore on 28.08.2017. During the meeting Indian side presented the issues facing by Indian IT companies and Singapore side presented their Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) and clarified their concerns regarding the delay in renewing / issuing/ watch list of Employment Pass

South Africa

  • MeitY’s representative has co-chaired the South Africa – India Sub-Committee meeting on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), which was held on 18 May 2015 at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in Pretoria, South Africa
  • In this meeting, both sides agreed to pursue joint research and development support programmes and commit to the establishment of a sectoral committee to support new ICT research areas. Further, through the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the fields of ICT, both sides will enhance the focus on skills development and expertise exchange to cultivate more specialists to confront ever-increasing ICT advancement. The two sides also noted the considerable scope for joint projects in the area of ICTs between the two countries
  • An MoU between the then Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Republic of India(now known as Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) and Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Republic of South Africa for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies was signed on 8th July, 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa. This MoU has been signed by High Commission of India in Pretoria, South Africa, on behalf of Government of India and Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Government of South Africa in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. The MoU intends to foster active cooperation and exchange of knowledge and best practices between private entities, institutions involved in enhancing Capacity building, Governments and other public and private organisations of the two countries in the field of ICT. The main areas of cooperation are e-Governance, e-commerce, HRD and Capacity building in ICT sector, electronics hardware manufacturing, Information Security etc
  • In order to implement the MoU, a Joint Working Group ICT from the Indian side has been constituted

South Korea

  • An MoU on ICT was signed in January, 2010 for 5 years
  • An MoU between CCA and KCAD on Certifying Authority was signed in 2014
  • A joint declaration of intent of SW/IT was signed in 2014
  • An MoU between CERT-In and Kr-CERT on Cyber security was signed in 2014
  • The Government and Industry Delegation led by Hon’ble MCIT visited Republic of Korea (RoK) during October 17-20, 2014. During the visit Hon’ble MCIT met several big business houses of RoK. Also a bilateral meeting with H.E. Minister for MSIP, Korea was held on the sideline of ITU event. During the interaction MCIT highlighted the need of greater cooperation in the areas of Electronics and IT hardware manufacturing, under various policy initiatives to promote ESDM sector by Government of India. He also highlighted availability of quality man power and capabilities of Indian IT-ITES sector to participate in Korean market and opportunities for cooperation in smart cities development. For furthering exploring opportunities of Korean investment in ESDM sector both sides agreed to constitute a Joint Working Group for Electronics Hardware. Also it was agreed to establish institutional linkages between ETRI and Indian Institutes for jointly developing innovative ICT solutions
  • To implement the India-Korea Joint Declaration of Intent in the field of ICT, an official-cum business delegation from India visited Korea to attend the 1st JWG meeting with korea along with software dialogue meeting and other engagement during 24th-25th August, 2015 in Seoul
  • Prior to the JWG meeting ICT business dialogue was held between siftware companies along with the industry associations of both countries. The 1st JWG meeting was held on 25ht August 2015 in Seoul, Korea under the co-chairmanship of Joint Secretary, ICD, MeitY and Director General for International Bureau, Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (MSIP) of Korea as per the agreed agenda. The agenda of the JWG meeting covered IT-ITeS business promotion, Digital India (e-Government), Cyber Security, Certifying Authority and Research & Innovation

Sri Lanka

  • Hon’ble Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology is visiting Sri Lanka from 14-17 January 2018
  • Hon’ble Ravi Shankar Prasad called on H.E. Maithripala Sirisena & Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. He had detailed discussions on furthering bilateral cooperation in ICT sector with Hon. Harin Fernando, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure of Sri Lanka
  • Hon’ble Ravi Shankar Prasad noted India’s commitment to share the fruits of the ambitious Digital India programme with Government of Sri Lanka. He underlined the importance of digital inclusion, the need to use IT to uplift the people at the grassroot level, and the need for benefits of IT to percolate to the most needy
  • An MoU for cooperation in IT & Electronics was signed between Hon’ble Ravi Shankar Prasad & Hon. Harin Fernando. The scope of MoU inter alia includes e-Governance, m-Governance, e-Public Services Delivery including e-learning, tele-medicine, cyber security etc
  • A pilot programme on E-Office, an electronic platform developed by National Informatics Centre of India (NIC), which enables conduct of office procedures electronically was launched in Sri Lanka. The E-office platform is widely used in Govt. offices in India and has transformed the government functioning to a more efficient and transparent mode, removing the need for processing/storage of conventional paper files
  • A knowledge partnership between National Knowledge Network (NKN) of India and Lanka Education And Research Network (LEARN) of Sri Lanka was also launched. This would enable secure and reliable connectivity between educational institutions of India and Sri Lanka under a Ultra High Bandwidth network. In one of its kind, several Universities in India and Sri Lanka were linked through a Digital Video Conference during the launch. Sri Lankan Univ ersities would now be able to connect with Educational Institutions in Europe also through the network
  • Hon'ble ME&IT and Mr. Harin Fernando, Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure of Sri Lanka jointly inaugurated of Sri Lanka Telecom Tier III Datacenter, Pitipana during the visit

Sweden

  • Hon’ble MCIT led a delegation comprising of Secretary (DoT), Additional Secretary (MeitY), and PS to the Minister, to Sweden from May 15-18, 2016. The visit was in response to the invitation extended by former Swedish Minister of Housing and Urban Development in October 2015. The invitation once again renewed by Minister for the Ministry of Enterprise & Innovation of Sweden and Ministry of Information Technology on 28 April 2016. The visit took place, in view of the India-Sweden Joint Statement signed on 14th February, 2016 after Hon’ble PM met Swedish Prime Minister in Mumbai and the Joint Statement indicated that the two governments underlined the particular importance of information technology and digital industries in both countries as a key driver of growth and prosperity
  • Hon’ble MCIT and delegation had a bilateral meeting with Minister of Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden for strengthening bilateral cooperation in this important sector. In the Joint Statement issued after the meeting of two Prime Ministers on February 13, 2016, both governments underlined the particular importance of information technology and digital industries in both countries as a key driver of growth and prosperity. Prime Minister of Sweden welcomed the “Digital India” initiative of the Indian Government. Recognizing the potential benefits of expanding and deepening cooperation in this area, both sides endorsed the creation of a new Joint Working Group on Digital Technologies and Economy
  • The Ministerial delegation visited Ericsson Headquarters on May 16, 2016 for a visit to Ericsson studio and were exposed to its 5G programme followed by meeting with its CEO. The Ministerial delegation participated in the Public Forum on ‘Digital India -Opportunities for global partnership’ in collaboration with Sweden-India Business Council, Business Sweden, Swedish ICT and India Unlimited. MC&IT and delegation also participated in Sweden-India Business Council on May 17 which was attended by a large number of CEOs and top executives of Swedish and Indian IT companies
  • During the visit, Hon’ble MC&IT also called on the Swedish Prime Minister on May 16, 2016

Tanzania

  • The Government of India has set up a Centre of Excellence for Communications and Information Technology (CoEICT) at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in May, 2011. The project was implemented by C-DAC
  • The Centre is catering to the capacity development in IT sector and has PARAM upgradable Super Computer, Data Centre and State-of-the-art training facility. The Centre through VSAT is also connected to 10 Community Information Centres (CIC) located at various places in Tanzania and offers citizen centric services viz., telemedicine, e-learning etc
  • The Tanzanian Government has provided physical infrastructure for the project like land, building, electricity, water and the requisite manpower. The technical infrastructure, course curricula and training etc. were provided by the Indian side
  • An MoU on Capacity Building, e-Governance and m-Governance was signed between MeitY and e-Gov. Agency, Tanzania on 28.08.2014 in New Delhi

Tazikistan

  • A MoU has been signed between Government of India and Government of Tajikistan on 14th November 2003 for setting up of an IT centre at Dushanbe. The land, building and the operational cost of the same met by Tazik side and the Indian side has provided cost of the technical infrastructure, course curricula and training etc. The Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan has inaugurated the centre on 18th July 2006. The project has been completed and centre is in operational

Tunisia

  • The 2nd Session of the of India-Tunisia Joint Working Group (JWG) on cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) was held on June 29, 2015 in New Delhi. Both the he parties discussed ways and mechanisms of strengthening of cooperation in areas including industry to industry cooperation, capacity building and human resource development, Techno parks and Offshoring etc
  • An MoU between Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Republic of India and Ministry of Communications Technologies and the Digital Economy, Republic of Tunisia, which was renewed on June 2, 2016 on cooperation in Information and Communications Technology and Digital Economy
  • The newly signed MoU is intends to foster active cooperation and exchange of knowledge and best practices between private entities, institutions involved in enhancing Capacity Building, Governments and other public and private organizations of the two countries in the field of ICT and Digital Economy. The main areas of co-operation are e-Governance, HRD and Capacity building in ICT sector, Information Security, Development of Techno-parks and Smart Cities, Industry-to-industry cooperation etc
  • In order to implement the MoU, a Joint Working Group on ICT has been constituted from the India side. Recently, the next session of JWG on ICT and Digital Economy in Tunisia has been proposed form the Indian side

Turkmenistan

  • India-Turkmenistan IT Centre at Ashgabat was set up by India in October, 2011 to promote ICT in Turkmenistan. C-DAC was the implementing agency from the Indian side
  • While the Turkmenistan Government has provided the requisite manpower, physical infrastructure like land, building, electricity, water etc., the technical infrastructure, course curricula, training of trainers was provided by the Indian side
  • The Centre caters to HRD development activities in IT sector. The Centre is equipped with facilities like the Data Centre, Computer Labs with Server, Class Rooms and Video Conferencing facility to organize specialized teaching programmes in ICT with India
  • ITCIT is working under Magtymguly Adyndaky Turkmen Dowlet University and followings Courses are being offered:
    • Certificate Course Information Technology
    • Certificate Course in Computing
    • Certificate Course in Advance Computing
  • A total numbers of 477 Students have been trained at ITCIT since inception

USA

  • Since 2006, Bi-annual meeting of India-US on Information and Communication Technologies Working Group (WG) are held regularly. to enhance investment and address mechanism to maximize development in ICT sector
  • The Indo-US ICT Working Group presents a unique forum where the Government and Industry of the two countries sit together and exchange ideas and experience on all aspects in IT and Telecom including technological innovation, cooperation as well as addressing policy constraints in the area of ICT
  • An inter-ministerial Delegation under Secretary MeitY visited USA from 12th-16th January, 2015. It was agreed to continue to explore the opportunities for collaboration on implementing India’s ambitious Digital India initiative, with the goal of enhancing digital infrastructure, deploying e-governance and e-services, and expanding the diffusion and use of ICT as a tool to expand economic opportunity, boost productivity, create jobs, and empower citizens. During the visit extensive interactions with senior officials of US Government and USIBC were held for exploring possibility of cooperation under DI were held
  • A Workshop with India US Industry on Digital India was held also organized on 16 January 2015 in Washington DC to appraise the US industries of various opportunities for collaboration under Digital India
  • Both co-chairs of the ICT JWG are interaction regularly to establish a workplan under “Digital India” programme and a follow up meeting was held between US officials and MeitY/ DoT in February 2015 to approach to address four work streams. The series of video conferences will commence soon on the subject matters
  • A Joint Declaration of Intent for cooperation in the field of ICTE was signed on January 23, 2015 between Ministry of C&IT, GoI and Department of State of USA
  • Hon’ble MoC &IT visited US to attend the Annual India Conference at Harvard 2016 during 6-7th February 2016 as Speaker at Boston (USA). India Conference at Harvard (CH) is one of the largest India conferences in the US. In 2016, the ICH celebrated its 13th anniversary. The conference brought together business leaders, entertainment professionals, government officials, philanthropists, and many other leaders to engage in a conversation about India’s path to Global leadership
  • Deputy United States Trade (USTR) representative Ambassador Robert W. Holleyman held a meeting with Secretary, MeitY on October 19, 2016 in MeitY to discuss on the issues related to Digital Policy Coordination (Digital 2 Dozen, Multistakeholderism, Cloud Computing etc.), Testing, CRO and IPR(CRI Guidelines)
  • A US Congressional delegation led by US Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of House Judiciary Committee visited India during February 20-23, 2017 and met Hon’ble ME&IT and Senior Officials of MeitY. Hon’ble ME&IT emphasized that these aspects should be fully taken into account in any review of worker visa programmes. India is fully committed to protection of intellectual property rights. A number of MNC’s, including a large number of US multinationals, have made India a home for their global R&D activities
  • A delegation led by Secretary, MeitY visited West Coast USA during 6th – 9th May 2017 on an invitation extended by the US – India Business Council (USIBC)’s Second Annual West Coast Summit. During the visit, Secretary, MeitY received “USIBC Transformative Leadership Award” for advancing US-India cooperation in areas such as “Digital India”. In the key note speech Secretary, MeitY, highlighted the opportunities for B2B cooperation in the light of increasing Digital opportunities under DIGITAL INDIA programme mainly due to exponential increase in Digital Payment, Financial inclusion and Aadhaar and also highlighted opportunities in Hardware manufacturing in India through Ease of Doing Businesses, and new Policy initiatives/ Schemes
  • India and USA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of the Government of India and the Department of Homeland Security, Government of the United States of America on cooperation in the field of Cyber Security. The MOU was signed by Smt. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Mr. Richard Verma, US Ambassador to India on 11th January 2017 in New Delhi
  • Earlier United States and India signed an MoU on 19th July, 2011 to promote a closer cooperation and timely exchange of information between the organizations of their respective Governments responsible for Cyber Security. Since, 19.07.2011 regular interactions between CERT-In and US CERT are taking place to share the information and discuss cyber security related issues
  • In continuation to the cooperation in cyber security areas both sides have renewed the MOU
  • On October 1, 2020, last U.S.-India ICT Dialogue (G2G) was held on virtual mode. Senior representatives from both governments and other non-governmental stakeholders from the business and technology community attended the dialogue. Also WG discussed on the key internet policy topics, such as, privacy, free flow of data, and cybersecurity in the digital age. Officials also agreed to further strengthen cooperation on innovative approaches for the development and deployment of Fifth generation wireless communication (5G) and discussed recent developments in the field of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and blockchain and affirmed to continue working together on AI through the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI)
  • On the sideline of ICTWG-2020, B2B session discussed on the Importance of Open Cross-border Data Flows and Forward-Looking Data Governance Policies to the U.S. and Indian Digital Economy; how to drive the next level of investment into India, detailed discussion on how the Tech Sectors catalyzing the India-U.S. bilateral partnership: ensuring industry concerns raised from both sides are duly addressed, and ongoing Business-to-Government dialogue in a structured manner

Uzbekistan

  • Jawaharlal Nehru India Uzbekistan Centre for Information Technology (JNIUCIT) at Tashkent, Uzbekistan has been established and has commenced operations since April, 2006. C-DAC has been the implementing agency from the Indian side. The Centre was upgraded in 2012-14 through Govt. of India assistance
  • The 1st Meeting of the Indo-Uzbek Joint Working Group on IT was held at New Delhi in January, 2011. The Working Group discussed and deliberated on various issues to increase bilateral cooperation in IT sector between the two countries. The 2nd meeting is due and will be held in Tashkent
  • An MoU between Ministry of Communications & Information Technology of the Republic of India and the Communications and Information Agency of Uzbekistan on Cooperation in Information Technology was signed on 18 May, 2011 in New Delhi
  • Jawahar Lal Nehru Center has been upgraded in 2013-14
  • An MoU between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), India and Information Security Center (ISC), Uzbekistan on cooperation in the area of Cyber Security was signed on January 25, 2016 through diplomatic channel. The prime intent of this MoU to explore possibility of cooperation and exchange of knowledge and experience in detection, resolution and prevention of security related incidents on the Internet. At present contact between both agencies has been established and a tangible action plan is being evolved for taking action on the area of cooperation, as mentioned in the signed MoU
  • A meeting between Shri P. P. Chaudhary, MoS (E&IT) and H. E. Mr. I. Djuraev, Deputy Minister of Information Technology of Uzbekistan was held on August 22, 2017 at MeitY, New Delhi for strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries in Information Technology sector. During the meeting, both sides agreed to further explore cooperation in the areas of e-Governance, IT/ITeS trade promotion and capacity building. It was also agreed to renegotiate and extend the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the area of IT. The Uzbek side expressed its appreciation on the support being provided by Indian Government through the ICT centre situated in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Vietnam

  • An MoU for setting up of Advance Research Centre (ARC) in ICT sector was signed in November, 2003
  • The project has been executed and inaugurated in September, 2011
  • A bilateral meeting between MCIT and the M/o Information and Communications, Vietnam was held in July, 2013 at New Delhi. Both leaders decided to form a JWG with 3 members from each side comprising of Telecom, IT and Post
  • With GOI grant-in-aid of Rs.10 crores, MeitY has supported HRD sector in Vietnam for promoting Software Industry through CDAC by offering short term and long term courses
  • MeitY through C-DAC has also executed the project on setting up of India – Vietnam Advanced Resource Centre on ICT (ARC-ICT) at Hanoi at an estimated cost of Rs. 9.47 crores
  • Govt Of India through CDAC, MeitY gifted India-Vietnam High Performance Computing (HPC) facility at HUST
  • During the visit of Hon’ble PM to Vietnam in September 2016, MoU on cooperation in the field of Information Technology and MoU on ccoperation in the area of Cyber Security were signed
  • A meeting between Hon’ble ME&IT and H. E. Mr. Truong Minh Tuan, Minister for Information and Communications of Vietnam was held on March 28, 2017 in MeitY for strengthening bilateral cooperation and relations between the two countries and to carry forward the MoU signed in 2016 between India & Vietnam in the field of IT. For strengthening the cooperation and for quick implementation of MoU between the two countries, a Joint Implementation Plan was signed during the meeting
  • The 1st JWG meeting was held on 24th August 2017in Hanoi, between MeitY and the Ministry of Information and Communications of Vietnam for implementing the MoU on Cooperation in the field of IT signed during Hon’ble Prime Minister’s visit to Vietnam on 3rd September 2017
  • The 3rd India Viet Nam Joint Working Group on Information Technology was held on 27 July 2021 to implement various projects under Digital India Programme, Digital literacy, IT Industry, innovation and start-up development. Vietnam side shared the best practices of Viet Nam National Digital Transformation Programmes and development of Vietnam Digital Industry. The brainstorming session was held on Cyber-security concerns & Cert-In collaborations. Both sides decided to continue to interact with each other through Joint Working Group and share the best practices to further collaborate and cooperate in various sectors of ICT&E.