New Delhi: The Japanese vice-minister of defence for international affairs, Oka Masami, and the Indian defence minister, Rajnath Singh, met on Thursday. During the meeting, Singh conveyed to Oka that Japan’s vision for a free, open, secure, and rules-based Indo-Pacific.
Singh also stressed that both the countries must continue to expand the scope of their bilateral cooperation.
During the meeting, Oka briefed the minister about the discussion held at 7th Defence Policy Dialogue on Wednesday. Oka had co-chaired the dialogue with the defence secretary, Giridhar Aramane, in New Delhi.
Oka reiterated Japan’s keenness to further enhance bilateral defence cooperation, including collaboration in defence equipment and technology.
Oka was also accompanied by the ambassador of Japan to India, Suzuki Hiroshi.
The Japanese vice-minister thanked Singh for the impetus provided by his strong and positive leadership towards strengthening the bilateral defence ties.