Tokyo downs its 'guards' since WW II, agrees to sell defence tech to India

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Tokyo, Sept 2:The Indian Navy may get a boost in its defence equipment and technology as Japan has agreed to share its knowledge and equipment with India in the field of amphibious landing.

In fact, this technology will not only help in defence purposes, but also long-range surveillance and reconnaissance. The sea plane US-2 produced by ShinMaywa will fulfill the requirement of sea landing planes by the Indian Navy that had been set aside due to cash crunch.

As per a joint statement by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,"Both sides directed the Joint Working Group to accelerate progress in the discussions and preparations for a road map for the development of the Indian aircraft industry through US-2 amphibian aircraft cooperation including the transfer of the aircraft and its technology to India."

However, as per the Modi government policy, these planes would be made in India. Clearly, this move by Japan is significant in one particular way. This is the first time since World War II that Japan will be selling military equipment and hardware.

Both Japan and India are actively working toward the rapport they share in the field of defence and trade to counter the growth of China and its aggressive behaviour in the region.

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