Second India-Japan 2plus2 Ministerial Dialogue begins in Tokyo

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The 2nd India-Japan 2022 Ministerial Dialogue began in Tokyo on 8 September.


  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attended the second India-Japan 2+2 ministerial dialogue along with their Japanese counterparts in Tokyo on 8 September.
  • Rajnath Singh said, there has been significant progress in Indo-Japan bilateral relations in recent times. 

  • India and Japan are set to complete 70 years of diplomatic ties in December this year and the two countries will hold an event to mark the occasion in New Delhi in December.

  • The meeting reflects the commitment of both the countries towards strengthening bilateral security and defence cooperation.

  • It also demonstrates the strength of the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership.

  • During the talks, the two sides will review bilateral cooperation in various fields and decide the way forward.

India's '2+2' format of dialogue :

  • It is a format of the meeting of the Foreign and Defence Ministers of India and its allies on strategic and security issues.

  • India has 2+2 dialogues with four major strategic partners - the US, Australia, Japan and Russia.

  • Apart from Russia, three other countries are also India's partners in the Quad.

  • The '2+2' dialogue with Japan was launched in 2019 to further deepen bilateral security and defence cooperation.

  • The first Ministerial 2+2 Dialogue with Japan was held in New Delhi in December 2019.

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