Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says Japan visit will strengthen strategic defence

Defence minister Rajnath Singh has said that his two-day visit to Japan has been “remarkable and successful in many ways”. He said that his visit to Japan has been remarkable and successful in many ways. This visit has reiterated our Prime Ministers’ unwavering commitment to working together towards a vision for India-Pacific region.

Singh has stated that his visit ‘clearly underlined’ the two countries’ desire to further deepen the strategic and defence cooperation.

He stated that during this visit, India-Japan’s desire to further deepen the strategic and defence cooperation between both the countries and take it to the next level was clearly underlined.

Singh had arrived on Monday on the first leg of his five-day visit to East Asian countries, including Japan and South Korea. Singh had also met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and had conveyed India’s commitment to enhance the defense engagements with Japan.

The Japan-India Annual Defense Ministerial Dialogue was also held between Singh and his Japenese counterpart Takeshi Iwaya. The ministers have affirmed their intention to hold the first Foreign and Defense Ministerial Dialogue before the Japan-India Annual Summit for advancing cooperation towards peace and prosperity of the India-Pacific region.

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