India and Japan Collaborate on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

Top officials from India and Japan held a productive meeting on Wednesday to discuss critical issues related to disarmament and non-proliferation. The 10th Round of India-Japan Consultations on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Export Control took place in Tokyo.

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The discussions focused on a wide range of topics, including developments in the areas of:

  • Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Weapons: Both sides exchanged views on the current state of affairs regarding these weapons of mass destruction, exploring avenues for further disarmament and non-proliferation efforts.
  • Outer Space Security: The growing importance of space exploration and the need for responsible conduct in this domain were addressed.
  • Conventional Weapons and Export Control: Discussions covered ways to ensure responsible trade and use of conventional weaponry.

The Indian delegation was led by Muanpuii Saiawi, Joint Secretary (Disarmament and International Security Affairs) from the Ministry of External Affairs. Japan’s delegation was headed by Katsuro Kitagawa, Director General for Disarmament, Non-proliferation and Science Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This meeting underscores the growing strategic partnership between India and Japan. Collaboration on disarmament and non-proliferation is crucial in maintaining global peace and security. The success of these consultations paves the way for continued dialogue and cooperation between the two nations.

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