India-Japan Defence Ties

  • India and Japan have agreed to collaborate closely in defence production, including on dual-use technologies.
  • The annual defence ministerial dialogue is organised aimed to further strengthen defence and security cooperation under the framework of the ‘Japan-lndia Special Strategic and Global Partnership’.
  • Both countries resolved to ramp up overall military engagement under bilateral special strategic framework.
  • They  agreed to ramp up counter-terror cooperation, besides deepening engagement among navies, air forces and ground armed forces of two countries.
  • They also agreed to commence technical discussions for research collaboration in areas of Unmanned Ground Vehicles and Robotics.
  • They also welcomed constructive engagement between India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistic Agency (ATLA).
  • India is planning to buy the US-2 ShinMaywa aircraft from Japan for its navy.



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