Defence minister Rajnath singh

New Delhi. 07 April 2022. Vice Minister of Defense for International Affairs of Japan  Oka Masami met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. During the meeting, Oka briefed the Minister on the discussions held during the 7th Defence Policy Dialogue, which he co-chaired with Defence Secretary  Giridhar Aramane in New Delhi on April 05, 2023. The visiting dignitary reiterated Japan’s keenness to further enhance bilateral defence cooperation, including collaboration in defence equipment and technology.

Rajnath Singh conveyed that India shares Japan’s vision for a free, open, secure and rules-based Indo-Pacific and stressed that both the countries must continue to expand the scope of their bilateral cooperation.

Oka was also accompanied by the Ambassador of Japan to India Suzuki Hiroshi, who thanked Rajnath Singh for the impetus provided by his strong and positive leadership towards strengthening the bilateral defence ties. Defence Secretary  Giridhar Aramane was also present on the occasion.