Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defense Force on Goodwill visit to India

December 10, 2020 Photo(s): By IAF
General Izutsu Shunji, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defense Force paying homage at National War Memorial, New Delhi during his visit to India on December 10, 2020.

General Izutsu Shunji, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defense Force (CoS-JASDF) arrived in India on December 9, 2020 on a formal invitation from Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Indian Air Force. Besides being hosted at Air Headquarters by the CAS, CoS-JASDF called on Shri Rajnath Singh, Raksha Mantri at his office and held meetings with Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of the Naval Staff and Vice Chief of the Army Staff.

General Izutsu Shunji, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defense Force at National War Memorial, New Delhi during his visit to India.

On his arrival at Air Headquarters, CoS-JASDF was presented with a Guard of Honour. In subsequent discussions, CAS and CoS-JASDF recognised the progress made in defence ties between India and Japan and discussed avenues to further enhance cooperation and interoperability between the two Air Forces. They also discussed scope for enhancement of joint exercises and training between the two Air Forces. A broader cooperation for strengthening collective response to HADR contingencies was also discussed.

General Izutsu Shunji, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defense Force reviewing the Guard of Honour at Air HQ (Vayu Bhawan), New Delhi during his visit to India.

Overcoming the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, the visit reaffirms the deep rooted commitment to maintain and strengthen the relationship between the Air Forces.

General Izutsu Shunji, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defense Force calling on Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff at Air HQ (Vayu Bhawan), New Delhi during his visit to India.
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Chief of Air Staff presenting mementos to General Izutsu Shunji, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defense Force at Air HQ (Vayu Bhawan), New Delhi on on December 10, 2020.
General Izutsu Shunji, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defense Force signing the Visitors Book at Air HQ (Vayu Bhawan), New Delhi during his visit to India.
General Izutsu Shunji, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defense Force interacting with Senior Officials of Indian Air Force at Air HQ (Vayu Bhawan), New Delhi during his visit to India.