The Second Meeting of the Japan-India Space Dialogue was held virtually on November 2, 2021.
The dialogue provided an opportunity to exchange information on the space policy of each country and to hold discussions on space security, bilateral cooperation between JAXA and ISRO, their space industries, global navigation satellite systems, space situational awareness (SSA), space-related rules and norms, and other areas of mutual interest. Both sides deepened mutual understanding on respective space policies and agreed to further develop concrete cooperation between two countries. Both sides also decided to hold this dialogue on a regular basis to enhance bilateral space cooperation. The followings are the main participants of this dialogue:
(1) Japanese delegation was led by Mr. OTSURU Tetsuya, Deputy Director-General / Deputy Assistant Minister (Ambassador in charge of policy planning), Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ms. OKAMURA Naoko, Director-General for International Cooperation, National Space Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office. The dialogue was attended by officials from the 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.
(2) Indian Delegation was led by Mr. Sandeep Arya, Joint Secretary, Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division, Ministry of External Affairs of India and Mr. R. Umamaheswaran, Scientific Secretary, Indian Space Research Organization. The dialogue was attended by officials from the Ministry of External Affairs, the National Security Council Secretariat, the Department of Space, the Ministry of Defense, and the Indian Space Research Organization.