The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha leaves on a four day visit to Japan on October 21, 2014 to participate in the 60th Japanese Air Self-Defence Force(JASDF).
During the visit the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha would meet Prime Minister Mr Shinzo Abe, Defence Minister Mr Akinori Eto, Gen Harukazu Saitoh,
Chief of Staff, JASDF. During the Symposium in Japan the Chief of Air Staff would be interacting with the Air Chiefs of Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, United Kingdom and Commander PACAF of USA. The discussions would be on ‘Future of Air Power and Science & Technology’ and Tasks of Future Air Force for Stabilisation of Asia Pacific Region’. The Chief would visit the Hyakuri Air Base for an Air review and would visit the defence equipment display.
This visit assumes great significance in view of the recent visit by Prime Minister Modi to Japan. India is looking forward to upgrade and strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries and contributing towards international peace keeping and peace building.