New Delhi. 02 September 2019. Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh‘s  visit to Japan (02-03 September, 2019) and Republic of Korea (05-06 September, 2019) begins today.

As part of his visit to Japan, Raksha Mantri will co-chair the Annual Defence Ministerial Dialogue with his counterpart, Takeshi Iwaya, Minister of Defence of Japan.The Ministerial Dialogue will aim to further strengthen India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership and include wide-ranging discussions to enhance the bilateral defence and security engagementsbetween thetwo countries. During his visit, Rajnath Singh will also call on the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.

In the Republic of Korea (ROK), the Minister will have a bilateral dialogue with Jeong Kyeong – Doo, Minister of National Defence of ROK. He will also call on the Prime Minister of ROK, Mr Lee Nak – Yon.

A CEO’s Forum followed by a Business-to-Government (B2G) meeting will also be held in Seoul with the participation of members of Defence Industry from both sides with the aim to encourage India – ROK Defence Industry co-operation.