News-CRUX-10     14th December 2023        

Context: Recently, the first in-person GCTF program in India, co-hosted by the US ambassador to India, was attended by representatives from the US, India, and Taiwan in New Delhi.

Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF)

  • About: GCTF is a platform to utilize Taiwan's strengths and expertise to address global issues of mutual concerns.
  • Establishment:  In 2015
  • Multilateral Cooperation: The GCTF actively supports capacity building in Indo-Pacific nations through training programs for officials and experts, contributing to the enhancement of Taiwan's multilateral cooperation.
  • Global Participation: More than 7,000 government officials, experts, and civil society representatives from 126 countries have actively participated in GCTF workshops, fostering a diverse and inclusive platform for collaboration.
  • Expansion of Partnerships: Japan joined as a full partner in 2019, cohosting all GCTF workshops.
  • Australian Full Partnership: In 2021, Australia announced its full partnership with the GCTF, further strengthening the collaborative efforts and initiatives undertaken by the forum.
  • Joint Committee Meetings: The full partners, currently comprising Taiwan, the United States, Japan, and Australia, convene GCTF Joint Committee meetings.

Defence Cyber Agency (DCyA)

  • About: DCyA is a tri-service command of the Indian military. 
  • Headquarters: New Delhi, the agency is tasked with handling and defeating cyber security threats.
  • The DCyA draws personnel from all three branches of the Indian military
  • The DCyA head is a two-star rank officer who reports to the CDS through the Integrated Defence Staff (IDS).

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