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    According to India's Foreign Secretary, New Delhi and Tokyo signed a defense deal Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — India and Japan have signed agreements on the transfer of defense technology and protection of classified information, Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said Saturday.

    "We also signed two defence agreements today, one on the transfer of defence equipment and technology and the other one on the protection of classified information," Jaishankar said during a press conference after the India-Japan bilateral talks.

    The foreign secretary added that these agreements facilitated defense cooperation between the two countries.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is currently on a three-day visit to India. He attended an Indo-Japan Business Forum, held talks with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and President Pranab Mukherjee.

    Earlier in the day, it was revealed that India and Japan had also signed a deal on the nuclear power civil use and a deal on the construction of an over-300-mile railway worth $12 billion.

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