NEW DELHI, Oct. 7 -- Weeks after India and Japan concluded a logistics support pact, aimed at closer cooperation between their militaries, the two countries on Wednesday said they had finalized a cyber security deal as both agreed on the need for robust and resilient digital and cyber systems.

A joint statement after the 13 round of the India-Japan strategic dialogue in Tokyo on Wednesday also said the foreign ministers of the two countries - S Jaishankar of India and Motegi Toshimitsu of Japan - were of the view that a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region "must be premised on diversified and resilient supply chains."

In this context, the two ministers "welcomed the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative between India, Japan, Austra...