Ministerial Level Dialogue between India and Japan (April 30, 2012)
The Japanese Foreign Minister H.E. Koichiro Gemba and India’s External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna co-chaired the First India-Japan Ministerial Level Economic Dialogue, and the Sixth Annual India–Japan Strategic Dialogue to review all aspects of bilateral strategic and global partnership, while commencing new dialogues on maritime and cyber security.
The Second India-Japan Ministerial Business-Government Policy Dialogue was co-chaired by the Minister of Commerce Industry and Textiles India, H E Anand Sharma and Minister of Economy Trade and Industry Japan, H E Yukio Edano. The dialogue discussed issues for moving forward on investments and sustainable development with a thrust on innovation and introduction of cutting edge technology in manufacturing and infrastructure development in the country.
Visit of Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Yoshihiko Noda to India (December 27 – 29, 2011)
The meeting of the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and his Indian counterpart Dr. Manmohan Singh marked the 6th Annual Summit between the Prime Ministers of India and Japan since 2006. This was Mr. Noda's first visit to India since he became the Japanese Prime Minister in September 2011. Dr. Manmohan Singh had made a trip to Japan in October 2010.
The two leaders confirmed bilateral cooperation in various fields such as politics, security, trade, infrastructure, FDI, currency swap arrangement and nuclear co-operation.
In the year 2012, Japan and India mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.
Joint Statement by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda: ‘Vision for the Enhancement of India-Japan Strategic and Global Partnership upon entering the year of the 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations’.
Government of Japan extends US$71,237 as grant to Umeed (NGO providing ophthalmic service to unprivileged and aged in rural areas in Punjab, since 1997) to support a rural medical service project, under its scheme ‘Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects’ (December 21, 2009)
India-Japan Vice-Minister-Foreign Secretary Dialogue and Foreign Office Consultation in Tokyo (December 4, 2009)
3rd India-Japan Strategic Dialogue on Economic Issues (November 16, 2009)
The dialogue covered issues relating to India-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), Official Development Assistance (ODA), Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Project, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) Project, cooperation on the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IITH), Science & Technology, Information and Communications Technology, and climate change.
Visit to Japan by Mr. A.K. Antony, Defence Minister, India (November 8-10, 2009)
Indian Defence Minister Mr. A.K. Antony held talks with his Japanese counterpart, Mr. Toshimi Kitazawa in Tokyo. The two ministers discussed bilateral defence exchanges and cooperation including maritime security, counter terrorism, anti-piracy drive and disaster relief operations.
Japan extends Engineering Services Loan for Western DFC (October 27, 2009)
The Exchange of Notes for 2,606 million yen (approximately US$ 29.3 million) loan was formalized at the third meeting of India-Japan High Level Policy Consultations on Economic Development in New Delhi.
Visit of Mr. M.K. Narayanan, National Security Advisor of India to Tokyo (October 18-20, 2009)
India and Japan exchange views on the State of International Negotiations on Climate Change and the prospects of an agreed outcome at Copenhagen (October 19, 2009)
Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State, Environment & Forests, India, met Mr. Sakihito Ozawa, Japanese Minister for Environment. The two Ministers exchanged views on the current state of international negotiations on climate change and the prospects of an agreed outcome at Copenhagen. While appreciating Japan’s announcement of 25% emission reduction by 2020 under the Japanese PM Hatoyama Initiative, Mr. Jairam Ramesh stressed the importance of Kyoto Protocol and the fulfillment of the developed country commitments in terms of deep and ambitious emission reduction targets for the post 2012 period as essential for a successful outcome at Copenhagen. Both sides also discussed the possibility of a partnership agreement between India and Japan to enhance and support mutually beneficial cooperation on climate change related technologies.
“Malabar 09” held in the eastern Sea of Okinawa (April 2009)
The Malabar exercise series has been a bilateral exercise between the Indian and the United States navy aimed at expanding their maritime partnership since 1992. Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) joined the exercise, held in the eastern Sea of Okinawa in April 2009.
6th Comprehensive Security Dialogue (CSD) and 5th Military-to-Military Talks at the Director General/Joint Secretary level held in India (February 9, 2009)
The dialogue is aimed at regular exchange of views between the two defence authorities at the working-level. The next CSD and Military-to-Military Talks will take place in 2010 in Japan.