ACM Bhadauria, Gen Shunji discuss ways to enhance defence ties

New Delhi, Dec 10 (UNI) Japan Air Self Defense Force chief General Izutsu Shunji and Indian Air Force (IAF) chief ACM RKS Bhadauria on Wednesday recognised the progress made in defence ties between two countries and discussed avenues to further enhance cooperation and interoperability between the two Air Forces.

General Shunji arrived in India on December 9 on a formal invitation from IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.

Besides being hosted at Air Headquarters by the IAF chief, JASDF chief called on Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at his office and held meetings with Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Indian Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Indian Army vice chief Lt Gen SK Saini.
On his arrival at Air Headquarters, General Shunji was presented with a Guard of Honour.The two chiefs also discussed scope for enhancement of joint exercises and training between the two Air Forces.

A broader cooperation for strengthening collective response to HADR contingencies was also discussed, an official said.

Overcoming the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, the visit reaffirms the deep rooted commitment to maintain and strengthen the relationship between the Air Forces.


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