Japanese Chief Of Staff Of Air Force Receives Guard Of Honour

Japanese Chief of Staff of Air Force General Izutsu Shunji receives Guard of Honour at the Air Headquarters. He will meet Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, and IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

Delhi: Japanese Chief of Staff of Air Force General Izutsu Shunji meets Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria The two Chiefs are holding a bilateral conference to discuss ways of further strengthening military ties between India and Japan


The exchange between Japan and India is said to have begun in the 6th century when Buddhism was introduced to Japan. Indian culture, filtered through Buddhism, has had a great impact on Japanese culture, and this is the source of the Japanese people’s sense of closeness to India.

After World War II, in 1949, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru donated an Indian elephant to the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. This brought a ray of light into the lives of the Japanese people who still had not recovered from defeat in the war. Japan and India signed a peace treaty and established diplomatic relations on 28th April 1952. This treaty was one of the first peace treaties Japan signed after World War II.

Ever since the establishment of diplomatic relations, the two countries have enjoyed cordial relations. In the post World War II period, India’s iron ore helped a great deal with Japan’s recovery from the devastation. Following Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi’s visit to India in 1957, Japan started providing yen loans to India in 1958, as the first yen loan aid extended by the Japanese government.

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Kartik Sud

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