Indian Air Force fighter aircrafts arrive at the Japan’s Air Self-Defence Force Hyakuri Air Base for the Japan-India joint exercise in Omitama, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Indian Air Force fighter aircrafts arrive at the Japan’s Air Self-Defence Force Hyakuri Air Base for the Japan-India joint exercise in Omitama, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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Japan, India hold first joint air drill as China concerns grow

  • The exercise comes as Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida completed a trip this month to Italy, the UK, Canada and the US
  • The joint drills with India grew out of a security meeting in New Delhi in November 2019 but had been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic

Indian Air Force fighter aircrafts arrive at the Japan’s Air Self-Defence Force Hyakuri Air Base for the Japan-India joint exercise in Omitama, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Indian Air Force fighter aircrafts arrive at the Japan’s Air Self-Defence Force Hyakuri Air Base for the Japan-India joint exercise in Omitama, Ibaraki prefecture, northeast of Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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