Japanese Army Chief in India to boost Defence ties

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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Chief in India to boost Military ties

    In an endeavor to boost defence cooperation between the two nations,General Yoshifumi Hibako, Chief of Staff, Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces, is currently on a four-day visit of India.

    India and Japan share a global vision of peace and stability. A road map for developing cooperation in the defence and security was agreed to in the form of joint statement during the then defence minister Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Japan in 2006.

    A 'Defence Policy Dialogue' has been established between the two countries and military to military Talks have also been institutionalized. Both the nations are committed to build on their strategic convergences and strengthen defence cooperation in mutually identified fields.

    During his four days visit ending on February 16, General Hibako is scheduled to interact with senior officials of Indian armed forces and Ministry of Defence and discuss issues to enhance military cooperation.

    This visit will further cement the historic ties between India and Japan, especially the military to military contacts, which are based on mutual trust and understanding.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    All this is happening consequent to Obama's visit to Asia.

    Japan was not very exuberant earlier.

    An interesting development.

    It is but natural that this will be China centric!
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Naturally sir. Japan has never behaved this independent and restless in the last 60 years. There must definitely be some sort of an unease that they feel USA cannot help them in the event CCP decides to avenge Imperial Japan's atrocities. Though I don't think Chinese consider historical crimes even against today's generation, one can never tell. What Shiro Ishi did with Chinese was wrong. But Today's generation of Japanese are not responsible for it.

    And while as India we are not concerned who is what or not, we should welcome this and start increasing our military exchange in Japan. It is the only country apart from us and even Vietnamese (This is in Asia alone and Russia doesn't count since it is too powerful to be bothered even today) to do something about Dragon's aggression.

    What can I say?

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