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  • A Review of India-Japan Defence Technology Cooperation

    While broad agreement at the top leadership level has been easy to achieve, negotiations relating to defence equipment and technology cooperation have proved to be difficult, shaped as these are by a complex interplay of variables like cost-competitiveness, technology transfer and domestic politics.

    August 31, 2018

    India - Japan Security Cooperation: Dynamics and Prospects

    Event: 
    Fellows' Seminar
    August 31, 2018
    Time: 
    1030 to 1300 hrs

    Bhumish Khudkhudia asked: What are India's stakes in the 'Partnership for Quality Infrastructure' initiated by Japan? Will it be more beneficial than China's ‘One Belt, One Road’?

    Titli Basu replies:To pursue Japan’s ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy’, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe designed his signature initiative — Partnership for Quality Infrastructure (PQI) in May 2015, later upgraded as Expanded Partnership for Quality Infrastructure (EPQI) in May 2016, to finance infrastructure projects of approximately US$ 200 billion across the Indo-Pacific over the next five years (2017-21).

    India-Japan and ‘Confluence of the Two Seas’: Ten years on

    The India-Japan ‘action-oriented partnership’ is founded on the pillars of mutuality of interests, shared universal values and commonality of vision in the Indo-Pacific.

    September 13, 2017

    Furthering India-Japan Defence Cooperation: Arun Jaitley indicates a new approach

    While there is no doubt that India could do with help from Japanese defence firms, the modality of acquiring technologies from foreign companies in general requires to be clearly articulated.

    May 15, 2017

    Rathrachna Hoeung asked : Are there any security implications of the Japan-India Special Strategic and Global Partnership for Southeast Asia?

    Rahul Mishra replies: Both India and Japan have mutually beneficial diplomatic and economic interests in the Southeast Asian region. While India has been strengthening its ties with countries in the region, both bilaterally as well as multilaterally, earlier through its ‘Look East’ and now ‘Act East’ policy, Japan’s renewed interest in the region too is clearly evident from its proactive diplomatic engagements under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Japan

    While the highlight of the visit was the signing of the nuclear agreement, other agreements signed will continue the rising trajectory in the strategic, economic, political and security partnership between the two countries

    November 18, 2016

    India in Japan’s Geo-strategic Outlook

    Japan’s long-standing alliance with the US is the key feature of its defence and security policy. However, China’s rise and impact on shaping the regional security architecture, and the vigour of US commitment in the backdrop of a G2 formulation, is making Japan diversify her options. Thus, India now features in the Japanese idea of Asia while it struggles to cope with the fluidity of the regional security landscape. This article critically analyses the increasing space accorded to India and the variables behind Japan’s courtship of it.

    July 2016

    Make in India and the Expanding Scope for India-Japan Defence Cooperation

    India’s defence modernisation presents enormous opportunities for the Japanese defence industry, which until recently concentrated exclusively on the domestic market in order to demonstrate Japan’s commitment to peace.

    December 29, 2015

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