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India-Japan Defence Dialouge
Apr 04, 2015

At the invitation of the Minister of Defence of Japan, General Nakatani, the Defence Minister of India Manohar Parrikar was on a four day bilateral visit to Japan.  The two Ministers held a Defence Ministerial Meeting.

Key Points

  • The two Ministers briefed each other on the security environment surrounding each country and their respective defence policies.  

  • They reviewed strategic developments relating to international security situation with emphasis on the inter-connected Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions.  

  • They were of the view that in the inter-connected Indo-Pacific region, India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership has a key role in maintaining peace and stability in the region. 

  • India-Japan noted the progress made in discussion in the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Defence Equipment and Technology Cooperation (JWG-DETC).  

  • Both countries were of the view that India and Japan have the potential in the area of defence equipment and technology cooperation, which can emerge as a key pillar of bilateral defence relations. 

  • India-Japan exchanged views on potential projects for cooperation in this area and emphasized the need to pursue mutually beneficial future cooperation projects.


India-Japan shared views to conduct cooperation and exchanges, including:

♦ Continue the high-level exchanges including the Ministerial meeting on an annual basis.

♦ Visits by Service Chiefs on reciprocal basis.

♦ Continue to conduct bilateral exercises between Japan Maritime Force’s and Indian Navy on a regular basis.

♦ Conduct expert exchanges in Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief and Counter Terrorism between both Indian Army and Japan Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF);

♦ Conduct staff talks, professional exchanges of test-pilots between Japan Air-Self Force and Indian Air Force and exchanges between their air transport squadrons.

♦ Enhance discussions on future cooperation in defence equipment and technology.


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