The 2nd India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue was held in Tokyo on October 22, 2012. The Indian delegation was led by Foreign Secretary Shri Ranjan Mathai and Defence Secretary Shri Shashi Kant Sharma. The Japanese delegation was led by Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Akitaka Saiki and Administrative Vice Defence Minister Mr. Hironori Kanazawa.
These 2+2 consultations at Senior Official level are mandated by the Action Plan to Advance Security Cooperation concluded between the two countries in December 2009. These consultations build on the last round of the 2+2 Dialogue held at New Delhi in June 2010.
The two sides briefed the other on their respective defence and security policies in the background of each country’s security environment.
In this context, they reviewed bilateral security and defence cooperation and discussed ways of further expanding such ties. The two delegations also exchanged views on maritime, cyber and outer space security. They agreed to an early meeting of the new India – Japan Cyber Security Dialogue.
They also discussed the regional and international security situation.
The next round of the India – Japan 2+2 Dialogue will be held at New Delhi at a mutually convenient date.
October 22, 2012