The agreement will remain in force for 10 years and will be automatically renewed for a period of ten years, unless one of the parties decides to terminate it. India has similar agreements with the United States, Australia, France, Oman and Singapore. India and Japan have signed a key agreement on the reciprocal provision of supplies and services between their defence forces, which aims to promote closer military cooperation and contribute to regional security. NEW DELHI/TOKYO – India and Japan have signed a reciprocal supply and services pact between their armed forces, a step that goes hand in hand with China`s growing application in the Pacific region. Modi, Abe say the deal will contribute to peace in the region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday conveyed his thanks to his outgoing Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, for his personal commitment and leadership in strengthening relations between India and Japan. The Heads of State and Government also welcomed the signing of a mutual logistical support agreement. « They agreed that the agreement would further improve defence cooperation between the two countries and contribute to peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region, » the MEA said. PTI Regarding the significant improvement in bilateral relations in recent years, Abe said the two prime ministers « have taken steps to achieve the vision of a free and open world of indopape, and the particular strategic and global partnership between Japan and India has been elevated to higher heights. » Defence Minister Ajay Kumar and Japanese Ambassador Satoshi Suzuki sign an agreement between the two countries on the reciprocal provision of supplies and services between India`s armed forces and Japan`s self-defense forces, Wednesday in New Delhi The signing of the agreement comes as India is caught up in a bitter border dispute with China and concerns are growing among countries in the region about the increase in China`s enforcement force in the Pacific region. The acquisition and cross-service agreement open to the public demystifies military logistics agreements for many in India.
This agreement provides the framework for closer cooperation between the armed forces of India and Japan on the reciprocal provision of supplies and services through bilateral training, United Nations peacekeeping operations, international humanitarian assistance and other concerted activities. India and Japan have signed an agreement on the supply and services of the other country`s armed forces, the Hindustan Times reported. Japan`s Ambassador to India, Satoshi Suzuki, and Defense Minister Ajay Kumar signed the agreement wednesday in New Delhi. On 9 September in New Delhi, the agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of India on the reciprocal provision of supplies and services between Japan`s self-defence forces and the Indian armed forces (`Cross-Acquisition and Service Agreement` (ACSA) (PDF) /Japanese (PDF)) was signed by H. E.M. Suzuki Satoshi, Ambassador of Japan extraordinary and plenipotentiary to India, and Dr. Ajay Kumar, Minister of Defense. In a 30-minute phone call on Thursday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi welcomed the signing of the agreement and said it would promote closer cooperation between the armed forces on the ground. India has already signed similar agreements with the United States, France and Singapore.
India has signed the MLSA with nations that are primarily considering closer maritime cooperation, which is important given China`s rapid military expansion into the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea. « The pact complements the logistic support network between the quads, » said Pankaj Jha, professor of defense and strategic studies at the O. P. Jindal World University, the Nikkei Asian Review, noting that India also has such agreements with countries that support the four-party partnership, including France and Singapore.