India and Bangladesh had signed a MoU on cyber security in 2017

Noting that India is a partner in building a digital Bangladesh, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami has said that cyber security and financial technology solutions could be two major areas of India-Bangladesh cooperation.

The matter was discussed when High Commissioner Doraiswami met with Bangladesh’s ICT Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak in Tuesday and discussed opportunities for linking startups, B2B platforms, and related issues.

“Partners in Building a Digital Bangladesh! HC @VDoraiswami & ICT State Minister @zapalak discussed opportunities for linking startups, B2B platforms, etc. HC @VDoraiswami suggested that cybersecurity & Fintech solutions could be two major areas of India-Bangladesh cooperation,” said a tweet by the Indian High Commission in Bangladesh.

The Indian High Commission added that during the meeting, notices were awarded for hardware supply contracts and training contracts for 6 Bangladesh Bharat Digital Service Employment and Training (BDSET) Centers in 6 districts of as well as construction contracts for 8 out of 12 IT/Hi-Tech Parks.

It may be recalled that during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to Bangladesh in March last year, 5 bilateral documents had been signed in various sectors of cooperation including ICT.

Moreover, India and Bangladesh had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cyber security in 2017.

The MoU signed on April 8, 2017 was between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India and Bangladesh Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-Gov CIRT) Bangladesh Computer Council of Information and Communication Technology Division under the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology of Bangladesh.

It intends to promote cooperation between CERT-In and BGD e-Gov CIRT and includes exchange of information on Cyber attacks and cyber security incidents; Cyber security technology cooperation; exchange cyber security policies and best practices and Human Resource Development in this field in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations of each country and on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefits.