India and the U.S. have agreed to re-establish the U.S.- India Homeland Security Dialogue, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Tuesday, following a discussion on Monday between India’s Ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas.
“ Secretary Mayorkas and Ambassador Sandhu agreed to re-establish the U.S.-India Homeland Security Dialogue and to discuss important issues such as cybersecurity, emerging technology and addressing violent extremism,” the DHS call readout said.
They also discussed cooperation that was already underway via the Quad, climate action and in the cybersecurity space, according to the readout.
The first Homeland Security Dialogue between the two countries was held in 2011 when Janet Napolitano, Barack Obama’s DHS Secretary visited New Delhi for discussions with former Home Minister P Chidambaram, the Press Trust of India reported. The second dialogue was held between Ms Napolitano and former Home Minister Sushil Kumar.