NEW DELHI: Defence minister A K Antony will be visiting Japan in early-November to crank up Indo-Japanese military ties, ranging from joint combat exercises and coordinated anti-piracy patrols to counter-terrorism and service-to-service exchanges.
Leading a high-level delegation, Antony will hold detailed discussions with his Japanese counterpart on November 2 during the three-day visit. China, of course, figures as a prominent subject in any Indo-Japanese dialogue, with both countries wary of their much larger neighbour and its expanding presence in the sea lanes in and around Asia.
India and Japan have charted out an "action plan to advance security cooperation", maritime security dialogue and defence policy dialogue. The nine-point action plan talks about strategic and defence cooperation as well as coordination in tackling terrorism, piracy and proliferation, and is meant to reinforce the strategic focus in the "global partnership" between India and Japan.
Antony to visit Japan to expand defence ties - The Times of India