Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be on a five day visit to Mongolia and Japan. This will be the first ever visit by an Indian Defence Minister to Mongolia. It will further consolidate the defence cooperation and strategic partnership between the two countries.
India and Mongolia share a strategic partnership and defence is a key pillar of it. The bilateral defence engagements with Mongolia have been expanding over a period of time to include wide ranging contacts between the two countries including Joint Working Group meeting, military to military exchanges, high level visits, capacity building and training programmes and bilateral exercises.
During bilateral talks, the two Defence Ministers will review the defence cooperation and explore new initiatives to further strengthen bilateral engagements.
He will also visit Japan to engage with India’s allies and partners. Mr Singh said he will be attending the 22 Ministerial Level Dialogue in Tokyo. The Minister added that India seeks to strengthen defence cooperation and advance regional security and stability.
Mongolia, a nation bordered by China and Russia, is known for vast, rugged expanses and nomadic culture. Its capital, Ulaanbaatar, centers around Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) Square, named for the notorious founder of the 13th- and 14th-century Mongol Empire.
- Capital: Ulaanbaatar
- Currency: Mongolian tögrög
- Population: 32.8 lakhs (2020) as per World Bank
- Official language: Mongolian
Japan is an island country in East Asia. It is situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean, and is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, while extending from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, and Taiwan in the south.
- Currency: Japanese yen Trending
- Capital: Tokyo
- Population: 12.58 crores (2020) as per World Bank