India and Japan to step up Defence Cooperation

Posted on:07 Sep 2017 09:37:26
India and Japan to step up Defence Cooperation
07 September 2017 Current Affairs: India and Japan agreed to collaborate closely in defence production, including on dual-use technologies.

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and his Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera signed the agreement during India-Japan annual defence ministerial dialogue in Tokyo.

The two countries resolved to ramp up overall military engagement under the bilateral special strategic framework. 

The countries agreed to commence technical discussions for research collaboration in the areas of Unmanned Ground Vehicles and Robotics.

India planned to buy the US-2 ShinMaywa aircraft from Japan for its navy.

 

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