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Indian PM calls for global coordination to tackle cyber crime at Interpol’s 90th General Assembly

Not the first time Modi has stressed the need for a globally coordinated response to emerging threats.

Source: Interpol

“It is not enough to fight terrorism in the physical space; it is now spreading its presence through online radicalisation and cyber threats,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his address at the 90th General Assembly of Interpol in New Delhi. Why it matters: It is no secret that cyber attacks are being perceived as a major threat across the world. It is important to note how Interpol is deliberating upon the issue as it may provide insight into how countries are looking to tackle cyber crime within their borders. Modi’s comments underline the significance of a coordinated strategy. Fighting cybercrime: Modi warned that an attack can be executed at the click of a button, bringing the system to its knees. Modi added that there was a need to develop a cohesive international strategy. Striving for coordination: Modi has stressed the need for a coordinated response to emerging threats clear in the past as well. He had called for all nations to cooperate on the issue of crypto assets earlier this year because he pointed out that every global agency will need to take synchronised action to tackle them. He was speaking at the 2022 World Economic Forum’s annual Davos conference. Similarly, he had made a similar point at The Sydney Dialogue last year, urging that all democratic nations must join hands to ensure that crypto does not end up in the wrong hands, The Hindu reported. Proposed measures: Modi suggested that measures like the establishment of early detection…

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