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.