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(Ananlysis) India and Japan: Strategic Bonding

2015-04-05 09:34:11       source:Eurasia Review

By Dr. Rajaram Panda


April 4, 2015


"The just-concluded four-day visit (29 March-1 April) of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to Japan is a reaffirmation of India's response to build a partnership with Japan that is beyond just diplomatic niceties and that reflects the changing strategic and security environment in the region.


To be specific, both India and Japan find a lot of common ground to enhance cooperation in the defence and security sector including in the field of maritime security in the wake of Chinese assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region. Parrikar had no hesitation to reiterate and reaffirm India's position that it considers relations with Japan of "great importance" and that Japan is a privileged partner in the 'Make in India' initiative including in the defence technology sector."


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