India, Japan to further strengthen military cooperation
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 06-Sep-2017

Tokyo, September 6: Defense Minister Arun Jaitley held annual India-Japan Defence Ministerial Dialogue with his Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera on Tuesday. Under the framework of the “Japan-India Special Strategic and Global Partnership”, defense and security cooperation between the nations will be further strengthened. Amid the growing North Korea tension, the ministers also discussed the issue.

To promote defense industrial cooperation the defense ministers launched B2B meeting of the Indian and Japanese industry. The first-ever meeting on defense industry cooperation held by ATLA and Department of Defence Production (DDP) in Tokyo, witnessed significant participation of government entities and companies of both countries.

To expand the cooperation for bilateral training interactions between Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), the two sides will consider inclusion of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) training.

Jaitley also called on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and discussed ways to deepening defense and security co- operation. In the meeting, Jaitley conveyed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's greetings to Abe.