Japan’s defence force chief in India
Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self Defence Force ( JMSDF), called on Admiral D.K. Joshi, Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy at the Naval Headquarters. During the meeting, a wide range of subjects of mutual interest in the maritime domain were discussed. The Indian Navy and the JMSDF have been collaborating towards combating piracy off the Gulf of Aden. Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano also called on the Defence Minister A.K. Antony. The JMSDF Chief was on a two-day official visit to India.
Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano visited the Western Naval Command Headquarters at Mumbai, where he interacted with Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, FOC-in-C Western Naval Command. It may be mentioned that the inaugural Indo-Japan Maritime Affairs dialogue was held at New Delhi, recently.