Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and his Indian counterpart, Arun Jaitley, confirmed Tuesday the necessity of increasing pressure on North Korea in cooperation with the international community, amid Pyongyang's advancing nuclear arms and missile development.

The Indian defense chief's visit to Japan followed North Korea's sixth nuclear test Sunday, which Pyongyang claimed was of a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded on an intercontinental ballistic missile. The North fired two ICBMs in July and launched another missile over Japan in late August in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

Onodera hailed India's decision to stop its trade with Pyongyang, saying at the outset of the meeting, "This stance will contain North Korea's nuclear and missile threats."