Tokyo: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and conveyed him that India is committed to enhancing defence engagements between both the countries. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Voting Underway In 2nd Phase of DDC Polls Amid Tight Security

He further said that India attaches the highest priority to our bilateral relationship with Japan. Also Read - BJP Wants to Develop an Ecosystem With No Place For Democracy: PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti

“Premier Mr @AbeShinzo’s regular interactions with India’s Prime Minister, Shri @narendramodi have put the Special, Strategic and Global Partnership between India-Japan on to an even higher pedestal. It has added a new strategic depth to our defence cooperation,” tweeted the Defence Minister. Also Read - India Test-Fires Land-Attack Version of BrahMos Missile Near Andaman And Nicobar Island: Report

Singh also had a ministerial-level dialogue with his Japanese counterpart Takeshi Iwaya in Tokyo where they discussed the full spectrum of India-Japan defence cooperation.

They discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral arrangements and Special Strategic & Global Partnership in addressing regional peace and security.

The Union Defence Minister also discussed abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution and said talks and cross-border terrorism originating from Pakistan cannot go together.

Singh, before the meeting, paid his respects to the Japanese  Self-Defense Forces (SDF) personnel who died in the line of duty, by laying a wreath at Ichigaya in Tokyo.

He also inspected the Guard of Honour at Japan’s Ministry of Defence Headquarters in Tokyo.