India has initiated the revival of the Colombo Security Conclave, a cooperative framework involving India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Mauritius, the Seychelles, and Bangladesh, with a focus on maritime and security cooperation. The first meeting included discussions on four key areas of cooperation, including cybersecurity. The Colombo Security Conclave has embarked on strengthening capacity building and academic cooperation in cybersecurity, emphasizing post-incident response and digital forensics. While the nations involved have varying levels of cybersecurity maturity, India may assume a leadership role in the group. India's interest in regional cybersecurity cooperation may be driven by geopolitical considerations, particularly in countering China's influence in the Indian Ocean region. India aims to become a leader in cybersecurity and expand its digital economy, with the Colombo Conclave serving as a platform for regional cybersecurity collaboration.

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