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14 February 2017, Gateway House

India-Israel: potential for collaboration on defence and cybersecurity

In his interview, Rear Admiral (Retd.) Ophir Shoham discusses Israel’s liberal cybersecurity policies and the high levels of export in the cybersecurity sector. According to him, transfer of technology is imperative for Digital India, as for a country to become digital, Infrastructure is most important which is protected by cybersecurity. In the defence space, he mentions the close relationship India and Israel share despite it being a sensitive area. He prescribes a collaboration between the two countries to build weapon systems that they can use to customize defense equipment for the Indian defense system and the Israeli defense system.

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This is an interview conducted with Rear Admiral (Retd.) Ophir Shoham during The Gateway of India Geoeconomic Dialogue 2017.

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Ophir Shoham is former Director for Defence R&D Directorate at the Ministry of Defense in Israel. He was on the Defence Dialogue at GOIGD 2017.

Virpratap Vikram Singh is the Content, Digital & Interactive Media Manager at Gateway House.

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