Jun 29, 2009
India, Japan agree to take forward defence exchanges
New Delhi, Nov 9 (PTI) Agreeing to take forward their defence exchanges in a meaningful way, India and Japan today expressed commitment to contribute to bilateral and regional cooperation in areas like ASEAN Regional Forum, peacekeeping and disaster relief.
This was stated in a joint press statement issued at the end of a meeting between Defence Minister A K Antony and his Japanese counterpart Toshimi Kitazawa in Tokyo where they reviewed the existing defence cooperation between the two countries, Defence Ministry officials said here.
Antony's three-day visit is the first by any Indian Cabinet Minister to Tokyo after the new Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) government took over there.
During the meeting, the two sides condemned terrorism and stressed on the need to enhance cooperation in the fight against the global menace.