Defence Minister of Japan Mr Gen Nakatani visited India on 14th July, 2016. Bilateral discussions covered a range a defence related issues, focusing on measures to take forward the defence partnership between the two countries.
No Agreements were signed between the two countries during the visit. However, an Agreement concerning Transfer of Defence Equipment and Technology was signed with Japan on 12 December 2015.
A Joint Working Group on Defence Equipment and Technology (JWG-DETC) between Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA), Ministry of Defence (MoD), Japan and the Department of Defence Production, MoD, India handles issues related to defence productions and technologies. Both sides are working towards identifying the areas of cooperation. The first meeting of JWG-DETC was held in Japan in March, 2015. The second meeting is scheduled to be held in India in August, 2016.