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Sydney Dialogue: India 2021

The Sydney Dialogue:

The Prime Minister delivered the keynote at the inaugural Sydney Dialogue via video conferencing.

  • He spoke on the theme of India’s technology evolution and revolution.

Highlights of the Address:

  • The international order should ensure cryptocurrencies do not end up in the wrong hands.
  • Citing the unregulated nature of the crypto market, recently, the PM called for taking progressive and forward-looking steps.
  • India’s space sector is open to private investment and the agriculture sector is reaping the benefits of the digital revolution.
  • In 2020, the government opened Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Centre (IN-SPACe) to provide a level playing field for private companies to use Indian space infrastructure.
  • Highlighted the leaps in India’s digital revolution that has redefined politics, economy and society.
  • However, the digital age is raising new questions on sovereignty, governance, ethics, law, rights and security.

Sydney Dialogue:

  • It is an initiative of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
  • It is an annual summit of cyber and critical technologies to discuss the fallout of the digital domain on the law and order situation in the world.