IN­DIA AND JA­PAN HOLD DE­FENCE TALKS

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De­fence Min­is­ter of Ja­pan It­sunori On­odera vis­ited In­dia from Jan­uary 5-8, 2014, as a fol­low-up to the In­dia-Ja­pan De­fence Min­is­te­rial Meet­ing held in November 2011. The two Min­is­ters held a De­fence Min­is­te­rial meet­ing on Jan­uary 6, 2014, dur­ing which Min­is­ter On­odera briefed his In­dian coun­ter­part A.K. Antony on Ja­pan's Na­tional Se­cu­rity Strat­egy and the Na­tional De­fence Pro­gramme Guide­lines, which were adopted in De­cem­ber 2013. The min­is­ters also ap­pre­ci­ated the progress on In­di­aJa­pan bi­lat­eral de­fence co­op­er­a­tion in­clud­ing the sec­ond bi­lat­eral train­ing be­tween the Ja­pan and the In­dian Navy, which was held from De­cem­ber 19-22, 2013. They also de­cided to strengthen In­dia-Ja­pan de­fence con­sul­ta­tion and co­op­er­a­tion, in­clud­ing those re­lated to mar­itime se­cu­rity.

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