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- Biannual India-US ICT Working Group meetings are held regularly, So far 13 meetings have been held.
- The WG Group broadly deals with issues relating to Information Technology, Telecommunication and Media & Broadcasting. The meeting provides a cooperative environment to discuss important market and regulatory issues as well as offer an opportunity to explore greater collaboration between the India and United States in research and collaboration.
The India-US ICT Dialogue has proven to be an effective and innovative mechanism to address key obstacles and challenges to greater trade, investment, and technology transfer between the two countries.
The Indian and the US private sectors share the common goal of joint prosperity achieved by removing obstacles to doing business as well as developing regulatory frameworks that foster growth and innovation, enhance security, and strengthen fairness, transparency and due process.
Both the sides explore opportunities for working collaboratively with the respective governments and private sector to facilitate investment and trade in a fair, secure and environmentally safe way.
- 13th India-US ICT working group meeting was held on 1 November 2012 at New Delhi
- In the JWG meeting held on 6-7 June 2012 at Washington DC, 3 Sub-groups on US-India Bilateral Electronics Hardware Manufacturing Dialogue, e-Governance and Privacy & Protecting Children online have been formed
- 5 India-US Joint R&D Projects in Ubiquitous Computing and Wireless Sensor Network has been initiated between DeitY and NSF, US. India is contributing Rs. 7.02 crore to its participating institutes. Likewise US is contributing about $ 1.5 million
- A DVC meetings on Privacy & Protecting Children Online, Cloud Computing and Electronic Hardware Manufacturing sectors were held in September- October 2012
- Regular monthly DVCs are held in Cyber security
- Joint Training program on Cyber Security was held in February 2012
- • An MOU has been signed between India and Canada during the visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister of Canada in November 2012 in ICT and Electronics sector. The main areas of cooperation defined under the MOU are:
1. Research and innovation co-operation
2. ESDM sector
4. Facilitate trade
5. Maximize investment opportunities across a broad range of ICTE Sector, including but not limited to wireless networks, e-health, digital media, green ICT, electronic financial transactions, IT services, and IT security