New Delhi: US Secretary of Homeland Security
Janet Napolitano is understood to have met Communications and
Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal to discuss various
issues related to cyber security of both countries.
Napolitano, who would be participating in the US-India
Homeland Security Dialogue here tomorrow, met Sibal and the
discussion is understood to have focused on cyber security
issues, sources said.
Against the backdrop of rising terror threat, cyber
security has become a key focus area.
The US-India Homeland Security dialogue would also
discuss ways to evolve more effective steps for cyber
security. Home Minister P Chidambaram would lead the Indian
The dialogue would also focus on coastal security, mega
city policing, countering illicit financing and trans-national
crime, among others.
Napolitano, who arrived in Mumbai yesterday, is the
first dignitary from the US to visit India after President
Barack Obama who toured the country in November last year.