Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) visits India

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Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) on a two day visit to India

Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), inspecting the Guard  at South Block Lawn, New Delhi

Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), called on Admiral DK Joshi, Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy at Naval Headquarters on 25 Feb 13. During the meeting, a wide range of subjects of mutual interest in the Maritime Domain were discussed. The Indian Navy and the JMSDF have been collaborating towards combating piracy off the Gulf of Aden. Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano also called on the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony. The JMSDF chief was on a two day official visit to India.

 Admiral DK Joshi, Chief of the Naval Staff, Indian Navy with Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF),  at South Block

Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano visited the Western Naval Command Headquarters at Mumbai , where he interacted with Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, FOC-in-C Western Naval Command.
 
It may be recalled that the inaugural Indo-Japan Maritime Affairs dialogue was held at New Delhi, in January 2013.