This year, India and Japan are celebrating 70 years of establishment of their diplomatic ties

India has launched a special logo depicting Peacock and Green Pheasant—national birds of India and Japan respectively—to mark the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between New Delhi and Tokyo in 2022, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday.

India and Japan established diplomatic relations on April 28, 1952.

This year the two countries will celebrate the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relations.

To mark this historic occasion, the two countries decided to have special logos and the Japanese side launched its logo in August 2021, the MEA said.

India’s logo, selected from a total 1131 entries, depicts Peacock and Green Pheasant. It has been created by Anup Deo Purty.

While the Green Pheasant forms the numeral 7 with its tail and the Peacock forms the numeral 0. It symbolizes the bond of friendship between the two countries, the MEA added.

To mark the 70th anniversary, a number of events are planned to be held in India and Japan throughout the year, the Ministry said.

These include cultural activities, exhibitions and seminars, covering diverse areas of India-Japan bilateral relations, the Ministry added.

These events will mark the occasion in a manner that truly reflects its significance and the commitment of all stakeholders to realize the full potential of the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership.