Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh will visit Japan from November 16 to 19, where he is expected to discuss a range of bilateral issues including enhancement of military cooperation.
A Defence Ministry release in New Delhi on Sunday said defence relations between the two countries have been characterised by cooperation in disaster relief, exchange of training courses and cooperation in United Nations peacekeeping operations.
During the "goodwill visit", Gen Dalbir Singh will interact with officials of the Japanese Self Defence Forces and the Defence Ministry over a wide range of issues to enhance military cooperation.
He will also visit training establishments and formation headquarters.
"The visit will further cement the longstanding ties between India and Japan, which are based on a shared commitment towards world peace and regional security," said the release.
It said India's relations with Japan have undergone a significant transformation since the establishment of the India-Japan Global partnership for the 21st century in August 2000 and the enhancement of its status to a "Special Strategic and Global Partnership" during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan in September last year.