PM denies frosty India relations

David Cameron has played down suggestions that he was involved in a “frosty meeting” with his Indian counterpart due to tensions over several issues during their meeting in Delhi. Manmohan Singh voiced "serious concerns" over corruption allegations.

PM: Britain has 'competitive and technology advantages'

Prime Minister David Cameron has told reporters that when it comes to data, Britain has some "real competitive and technology advantages".

Today Mr Cameron will be meeting with the Indian Prime Minister to agree to co-operation in responding to the threat of cyber attacks by criminal gangs.

We have put money into cyber security in the Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2010. We have invested heavily in capabilities and understanding of what the threats are and how best to counter them.

It is a good competitive advantage we have to offer other countries which want them. India is a case in point.

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UK-India co-operation to share cyber information

The new UK-India co-operation is expected to open up opportunities for British security firms in India, which is one of the fastest-developing markets for cyber exports.

It will include:

  • A joint task force to share information on malicious activities originating in and affecting each other's cyber space
  • Police training exchanges in hi-tech crime and cyber forensics
  • Meetings between leaders in cyber security research from academia and industry to promote collaboration
  • The visit to India of a ministerial-led cyber business and skills delegation to promote business links and develop opportunities for co-operation on vocational training
  • The launch of a new scholarship programme, sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services, where Indian experts will take a high-level course in cyber security technology, law and policy at a leading UK institution

David Cameron to agree cyber co-operation with India

David Cameron will meet the Indian Prime Minister today to discuss co-operation in responding to the threat of cyber attacks by criminal gangs.

Read: Cyber security strategy 'crucial'

Due to the growing number of global companies who choose to base their data operations on the sub-continent, millions of Britons have sensitive personal and financial details stored in "server farms" in India.

David Cameron to discuss cyber threat with Indian Prime Minister for the first time today Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Last night Mr Cameron played down suggestions that the co-operation was to do with concerns over China, with some computer network attacks believed to have originated from state agents there, and elsewhere.

The Prime Minister and Mr Manmohan Singh will today be discussing the issue for the first time.

Read: 'Urgent' cyber threat to the UK

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