Japan Vice admiral visits Western Naval Command in Mumbai


MUMBAI: Vice admiral Katsutoshi Kwano, chief of staff, Japan Maritime Self Defence Forceaccompanied by his spouse and high level delegation visited Mumbai Tuesday. 
During his visit, Kwano interacted with Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, the flag officer commanding-in-chief and other Senior officers of the Western Naval Command.

Indo-Japanese Naval cooperation and goodwill has grown substantially over the last two decades and both the navies share common maritime perspective.

JMSDF and Indian Naval Ships undertake coordinate anti-piracy operations in Gulf of Aden. Both navies have over the years built uphigh levels of interoperability.

The first India-Japan Maritime Affairs Security Dialogue was held in New Delhi on January 29, 2013.

Representatives of both the countries participated with their focus on maritime security including non-traditional threats and cooperation at various multilateral forums.

The current visit of the chief of staff is one of the steps towards strengthening bi-lateral cooperation between the two Navies.

Via: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/

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