Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met his counterpart and Japan's Defence Minister Yasukazu Hamada and said that the two countries have a special bilateral strategy and global partnership. Because of this, there is a free environment in the Indo-Pacific region.
Two ministers each from two countries participate in the two plus two talks. This is the reason why the talks between the top ministers of two countries and their counterparts have been named two plus two talks. This type of dialogue started with Japan. After this many countries around the world adopted this method of negotiation. Such talks are considered very helpful for high-level talks for defence cooperation between the two countries.
During delegation-level talks in Tokyo, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh highlighted that the growing complexities in India-Japan bilateral defence exercises are a testimony to the deepening of defence cooperation between the two countries. The ministers expressed their commitment to continue bilateral and multilateral exercises including the exercises 'Dharma Guardian', 'JIMEX' and 'Malabar'.
The Defence Ministry said that the leaders of the two countries welcomed the conduct of the Mutual Provision of Supply and Services Agreement during Exercise 'MILAN' (MILAN) in March this year. Both the ministers agreed that the early conduct of the combat exercise will lead to greater cooperation between the air forces of the two countries.