Army Chief General Bipin Rawat to visit Japan, will meet Japanese Defence Minister & troops

New Delhi: General Bipin Rawat, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Army Staff, is embarking on an official visit to Japan from 3 to 6 December. During the visit, the Army Chief led delegation will interact with senior hierarchy of the Japan Self Defence Force with an aim to strengthen the bilateral Defence ties between the two nations.

The Army Chief is scheduled to meet Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono, to discuss issues of mutual interest. General Rawat will also visit niche field formations and interact with troops of Japan Ground Self Defence Force who had recently participated in the bilateral Exercise ‘Dharma Guardian’ at Vairengte, Mizoram.

The visit to Japan aims to give impetus to the Defence ties and outlines the growing importance of India-Japan relationship, said the Ministry of Defence in a Press communication today.

Japanese Defence Minister Kono recently met with Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar at the inaugural meeting of the India-Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue (2+2) in New Delhi where the Ministers discussed Defence & maritime cooperation, terror, security, Pakistan & more.

Kono later visited IAF Station Hindan where he met the Air Marshal and Air Commodore.

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