New Delhi. 30 October 2019. Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with the Minister of Defence of Japan, Taro Kono. Raksha Mantri congratulated him on behalf of the Government of India for the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor Naruhito.
Rajnath Singh also expressed deep condolences for the loss of lives and property caused due to recent Typhoon Hagibis that hit Japan earlier this month. He commended the Government of Japan for its efforts to provide relief and succour to the people affected by the typhoon.
Expressing satisfaction on the robust defence cooperation between India and Japan, he recalled his successful meetings with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and the then Defence Minister of Japan Takeshi lwaya during his visit to Japan in September, 2019.
Rajnath Singh looked forward to meeting the Minister of Defence of Japan during the forthcoming ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Plus Meeting in Bangkok in November, 2019.
The two Ministers also exchanged views on bilateral relations