The First Meeting of the Japan-India Space Dialogue
March 8, 2019
1. The First Meeting of the Japan-India Space Dialogue was held in Delhi on March 8, 2019. Japanese delegation was led by Mr. Kansuke Nagaoka, Ambassador in charge of Policy Planning & International Security Policy and Mr. Shuzo Takada, Director General, National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office, and the dialogue was attended by representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Cabinet Secretariat, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Defense, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Embassy of Japan in India. Indian Delegation was led by Mr. Indra Mani Pandey, Additional Secretary, Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division, Ministry of External Affairs, and the dialogue was attended by representatives from Ministry of External Affairs, National Security Council Secretariat, Department of Space and Indian Space Research Organization.
2. The dialogue brought together outer space related ministries and agencies in two countries and provided an opportunity to exchange information on the space policy of each country and to hold discussions on space security, bilateral cooperation between JAXA-ISRO, their space industries, global navigation satellite system, space situational awareness (SSA), space-related norms and other areas of mutual interest.
3. Both sides shared the view that they would deepen the mutual understanding on respective space policies and explore concrete cooperation between two countries.
4. Both sides also decided to hold this dialogue on a regular basis to enhance bilateral cooperation.