Governance Now Visionary Talks Series

India, Japan look at collaborating on dual-use technologies

Both countries satisfied with continued deepening and diversification of bilateral defence ties

GN Bureau | September 6, 2017


#India   #China   #Arun Jaitley   #defence  
(Photo: Twitter/@SujanChinoy)
(Photo: Twitter/@SujanChinoy)

India and Japan are keen to further strengthen defence and security cooperation under the framework of the “Japan-lndia Special Strategic and Global Partnership”.
 
Arun Jaitley met his Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera during the September 5 – 6, India-Japan Annual Defence Ministerial Dialogue. The defence ministry is now headed by Nirmala Sitharaman.
 
A joint press statement said: “The ministers endorsed the importance of enhancing interaction between governments and defence industries of the two countries to encourage equipment collaboration including defence and dual-use technologies. They commended the progress made in discussions to identify specific areas of collaboration in the field of defence equipment and technology cooperation including in the framework of the Joint Working Group on Defence Equipment and Technology Cooperation.”
 
Dual use technology is normally used for civilian purposes but which may have military applications.
 
It was also decided in the meeting that Japan Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF) would invite Indian armed forces personnel to participate in an exercise conducted by JGSDF as observers.
 
In the context of enhanced co-operation between the two ground forces, the ministers decided to explore a joint field exercise in the field of counter-terrorism between the Indian Army and the JGSDF in 2018.
 
The ministers noted the importance of bilateral training interactions between Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF). The two sides will consider inclusion of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) training to expand cooperation. In addition the ministers agreed to pursue exchanges and training by ASW aviation units such as P-3C. The Japanese side proposed to invite Indian Navy personnel to mine-countermeasures training held by JMSDF.
 
Japan’s defence minister will visit lndia in 2018.
 
 

Comments

 

Other News

Covid-19: New cases are increasing, but so are recoveries

Even as India continues to record more than 50,000 new Covid-19 infections every day for a week now, there was some hope in the rising number of recoveries as well, with a drop in the case fatality rate and a spike in the recovery rate. Thus, the country recorded the highest single day recov

Breaking new ground in Ayodhya: History is created

History was created as prime minister Narendra Modi participated in the foundation-stone-laying ceremony for the new Ram Temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday, ending centuries of controversy. Modi performed Bhoomi Pujan at `Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir`, in the presence of a very limited number o

How to encourage and support breastfeeding amid pandemic

The most joyous moment of a woman’s life is to breastfeed her baby for the first time. Breast milk is the foundation to build a strong bonding between mother and child and must not be missed by any newborn in its nutrition uptake. The World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging people to “su

Covid testing: India crosses 2 crore milestone

As part of its 3T strategy of focusing on testing, tracing and treating to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, India crossed a landmark, testing 2,02,02,858 COVID-19 samples so far. This is pursuant to the key strategy followed by state/UT governments under the guidance of the centre for managem

Sustaining development in the time of pandemic

The continuing spread of COVID-19 has emerged as the biggest roadblock to development in 2020. Citizens across the globe have been breathing an air of panic, fear, and confusion, not knowing what lies ahead. The pandemic has hit some communities and countries harder than the others, requiring everyone to u

"Mumbai Commissioner shameless in taking credit for Covid numbers"

Senior BJP leader Kirit Somaiya has blasted BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner IS Chahal for taking credit for reducing the number of coronavirus infections in the in the slum sprawl of  Dharavi, and wondered how could the authorities make boasts when 10,000-plus people have died.&n

Governance Now 5th PSU IT Forum

Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter