India and Japan sign agreement to increase cooperation in the field of ICT

New Delhi: India and Japan today signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance cooperation in the field of information and communication technology. The MoU was signed today by Union Communications, Electronics, and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Japan’s Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Takeda Rayota and exchanged it through a video conference.

Department of Telecommunications, Government of India and Ministry of Communications, Government of Japan, 5G technologies, telecommunications security, submarine optical fiber cabling system for the insular regions of India, spectrum management, smart city, providing broadband facility in untouched high altitude areas in terms of communication, Increase mutual cooperation in the field of disaster management and public safety, etc. It was also agreed that apart from ministry level cooperation, Government of India organizations such as C-DOT and ITI Limited along with Japanese industry partners would also be part of this cooperation.

Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information Technology, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad as a great example of cooperation between India and Japan on the timely completion of connecting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands through the submarine optical fiber cable.

Underlined in He further addressed the introduction of innovative digital technologies such as the Arogyasetu app by India during the Covid-19 epidemic, India Post’s use of Aadhaar-backed payment systems for people to pay in their homes, digital hearings in the courts of India, and a sharp rise in digital payments. He also mentioned rapid adoption.

He further stated that during Covid-19, attractive policies like PLI and SPECS have led to large-scale investments in India in the field of electronics manufacturing. He urged Japan’s electronics industry to invest in India and take advantage of new technologies. The Union Minister highlighted the immense potential that exists in India for Japanese investors in the field of 5G and 5G based services, Internet of things, digital healthcare, etc.

Japanese Minister Takeda Rayota was pleased to sign this MoU between India and Japan and expressed the commitment of the Government of Japan to mutual cooperation and investment in India.