Eye on China: India, Japan plan joint fighter jet drill to deepen military ties | India News

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NEW DELHI: India and Japan on Thursday agreed to plan a joint military drill involving their air force fighters in a bid to deepen strategic ties amid security threats from China.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh and his Japanese counterpart Yasukazu Hamada held extensive talks in Tokyo today during which both sides agreed to enhance military partnership and defence cooperation.
India and Japan — both Quad members — also emphasised that the bilateral special strategic and global partnership plays a crucial role in ensuring a free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific amid China’s increasingly aggressive behaviour in the region.
Cooperation in air & sea
After the meeting, the defence ministry said that Singh and Hamada agreed to hold military drills aimed at boosting co-ordination between the air forces of the two nations.
“The two ministers agreed that the early conduct of the…

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