India has called for coordinated action by nations, bilaterally or multilaterally, to prevent the forces of terrorism and extremism from building presence in the digital domain. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, at the Paris Peace Forum, said that countries should consider entering into arrangements for speedy action and mitigation on issues pertaining to the governance of cyberspace and specific security threats.
He said, India’s support to the Christchurch call to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online manifests the country’s commitment to work with like-minded countries, without endangering our safety and security. He said cyberspace and digital technologies have been a real force of economic, social, political, industrial, even behavioural transformation.
India has joined France, New Zealand, Canada and several other countries in launching a major initiative to combat terrorism and extremism online and secure the internet.