Rajnath Singh to visit Japan and Republic of Korea from September 2

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will embark on a five-day visit to Japan and Republic of Korea from September 2 to ramp up bilateral strategic ties.

As part of his visit to Japan, Singh will co-chair the Annual Defence Ministerial Dialogue with his counterpart Takeshi Iwaya, Minister of Defence of Japan. The Ministerial Dialogue will aim to further strengthen India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership and include wide-ranging discussions to enhance the bilateral defence and security engagements between the two countries.

During his visit, Rajnath Singh will also call on Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

In the Republic of Korea (ROK), the Defence Minister will have a bilateral dialogue with Jeong Kyeong – Doo, Minister of National Defence of ROK. He will also call on the Prime Minister of ROK Lee Nak – Yon.

A CEO’s Forum followed by a Business-to-Government (B2G) meeting will also be held in Seoul with the participation of members of Defence Industry from both sides with the aim to encourage India – ROK Defence Industry co-operation.