Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff is on a goodwill visit to Japan from 10-14 Dec 18. The visit is intended to further strengthen the existing defence cooperation between the air Forces of the two countries.
During his visit, Chief of the Air Staff will call on Takeshi Iwaya, Minister of Defence, Japan, General Yoshinari Marumo, Chief of Staff, Koku- Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defence Force) and Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff.
Chief of the Air Staff is also scheduled to visit various operational establishments and interact with senior functionaries of the Koku-Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force). The main focus would be to share ideas, enhance bilateral defence cooperation and mutual ties.
This visit of the Indian Air Chief is expected to provide further impetus towards expanding defence cooperation between the two countries and pave the way for greater interaction and cooperation in future.
Earlier, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe had also offered his Government’s support to the Swachh Bharat Mission. In a written message, Shinzo Abe had said that his nation will cooperate with India, which promotes the Clean India initiative under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership.