Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds telephonic conversation with Japanese counterpart

Team India Sentinels Friday 8th of May 2020 08:09 PM

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday had a telephonic discussion with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on their commitment to take forward the initiatives of bilateral security cooperation under the framework of the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership.

The two Defence Ministers had discussions on their respective responses against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Singh informed his Japanese counterpart on India’s contribution to international efforts against COVID-19 and discussed areas of mutual cooperation in the global fight against the pandemic.

On November 30, 2019, the first India-Japan 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting was held here, where the two sides announced a move to conduct their first-ever joint exercise using fighter jets.

The exercise will be conducted in Japan. Both the countries agreed to start coordination for the conduct of the exercise, which holds multiple strategic signals for the Indo-Pacific region.