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  • The Heavenly Land and the Land of the Rising Sun: Historical Linkages, Security Cooperation and Strategic Partnership

    KW Publishers
    ISBN: 978-93-89137-45-3
    Price: ₹.1280/-
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    About the Book

    Security relations between India and Japan hold great potential to shape the future security architecture of the Indo-Pacific region. This book delves into this aspect holistically tracing the linkages between the two countries with advent of Buddhism into Japan from India, through China and Korea. Geography and strategic factors shaping the security of Japan have been evaluated and issues of defence cooperation, maritime security, cooperation in UN Peace Keeping Operations and strategic partnership between Indian and Japan have been deliberated. Set in both, a bilateral as well as a regional context, the security dynamics between the two countries has been analysed to arrive at pragmatic recommendations that must be implemented for an enhanced relationship in the security realm. Quantitatively assessing the India Japan security cooperation, the book carries out a Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat (SWOT) analysis to arrive at the strategies for enhancement of such cooperation.

    About the Author

    Adarsha Verma has been a Research Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. He has a Masters Degree in Weapon Technology, Defence and Strategic Studies and in Management Sciences. The author also has first-hand experience in analysing and handling national security issues. His research interests include security issues of East Asia, Chinese military and the Indian Ocean region. He has published research articles, contributed commentaries in various forums and presented papers in national and international conferences.


    List of Tables, Figures and Maps

    Part I: Historical Linkages and Geo-Strategic Imperatives

    1. Cultural Connections—Foundation for Security Cooperation
    2. Linkages with Japan during India's Independence Struggle and the Second World War
    3. Geography and Strategic Factors Shaping Security of Japan

    Part II: Security Cooperation

    4. Maturing India-Japan Security Cooperation
    5. Maritime Security Cooperation
    6. Cooperation in UN Peacekeeping Operations

    Part III: Strategic affinity

    7. Consolidating the Strategic Partnership in a Regional Context

    Part IV: Quantitative analyses and recommendations

    8. Quantitative Assessment: Criteria for India-Japan Security Cooperation
    9. Recommendations
    10. The Way Ahead


    A: Chinese Vessels Around Senkaku Islands
    B: SWOT Analysis—India Japan Security Cooperation
    C: Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation between India and Japan October 22, 2008
    D: Action Plan to advance Security Cooperation based on the Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation between Japan and India December 29, 2009
    E: Identification of Drivers 250F: Questionnaire 251G: Questionnaire—India-Japan Security Cooperation: Dynamics and Prospects in a Regional Context