India and Japan sign pact for closer defense cooperation in supplies and services
New Delhi: India and Japan entered into a special strategic and global partnership and signed an agreement between the two countries concerning reciprocal provision of supplies and services between the Indian armed forces and the Japanese self-defense forces. The agreement was signed here yesterday by Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Ambassador of Japan, Suzuki Satoshi.
This agreement establishes the enabling framework for closer cooperation between the Armed Forces of India and Japan in reciprocal provision of supplies and services while engaged in bilateral training activities, United Nations Peacekeeping Operations, Humanitarian International Relief and other mutually agreed activities.
The agreement will also enhance the interoperability between the Armed Force of India and Japan thereby further increasing the bilateral defence engagements under the Special Strategic and Global Partnership between the two countries, a Ministry of Defence release stated here on Thursday.
– globalbihari bureau