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India and Japan sign 10-year military pact to counter China in the Indo-Pacific — strengthening the QUAD

As India faces off against China in the far reaches of the Himalayas, there’s another less talked about front where tensions are also brewing between the two countries — the Indo-Pacific and the South China Sea.

To counter China’s growing assertiveness in the region, India’s and its QUAD partner Japan have inked a 10-year military pact that will allow for the movement of supplies and services between their armed forces.

QUAD is an informal alliance between India, Japan, the US, and Australia. It is based on the common interests between them, especially concerning the freedom of navigation. The new agreement will provide some boost to the alliance. They have been meeting almost every month since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe — who is set to leave office next week due to health concerns— inked the deal on September 10. This cooperative framework was first proposed in 2018.

“They concurred that the agreement will further enhance the depth of defense cooperation between the two countries and contribute to peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region,” said the statement issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Former diplomat and distinguished fellow with Gateway House, Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia, told Business Insider that to further the QUAD’s effectiveness, not only is internal harmony an essential factor — like the new agreement between Japan and India — but also how each of the countries maintain their relations with other nations in the region like South Korea, New Zealand, and ASEAN member states.

Geopolitical dynamics of today tend to accord priority to security over development,” he said.

Amid border tensions with China, experts believe that maritime defence will take centre-stage. The Indian Navy has already deployed ships along the Malacca Straits — the primary point for most ships from China that carry goods into the Indian Ocean
 

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India and Japan sign 10-year military pact to counter China in the Indo-Pacific — strengthening the QUAD

As India faces off against China in the far reaches of the Himalayas, there’s another less talked about front where tensions are also brewing between the two countries — the Indo-Pacific and the South China Sea.

To counter China’s growing assertiveness in the region, India’s and its QUAD partner Japan have inked a 10-year military pact that will allow for the movement of supplies and services between their armed forces.

QUAD is an informal alliance between India, Japan, the US, and Australia. It is based on the common interests between them, especially concerning the freedom of navigation. The new agreement will provide some boost to the alliance. They have been meeting almost every month since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe — who is set to leave office next week due to health concerns— inked the deal on September 10. This cooperative framework was first proposed in 2018.

“They concurred that the agreement will further enhance the depth of defense cooperation between the two countries and contribute to peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region,” said the statement issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Former diplomat and distinguished fellow with Gateway House, Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia, told Business Insider that to further the QUAD’s effectiveness, not only is internal harmony an essential factor — like the new agreement between Japan and India — but also how each of the countries maintain their relations with other nations in the region like South Korea, New Zealand, and ASEAN member states.

Geopolitical dynamics of today tend to accord priority to security over development,” he said.

Amid border tensions with China, experts believe that maritime defence will take centre-stage. The Indian Navy has already deployed ships along the Malacca Straits — the primary point for most ships from China that carry goods into the Indian Ocean
very good step to contain china .
 

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India + Japan: $8 trillion GDP
China: $14 trillion GDP

India + Japan: 1.3 billion population
China: 1.4 billion population

India + Japan: ~600 4th gen+ fighters
China: 1000+ 4th gen+ fighters

lol, it isn't even close.
 

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100 nukes or 1000 nukes - does it make a difference ?
Assuming that war will not happen just because you have nuclear weapons is called a false premise.
Typical of CCP bots, everything is quantifiable to them. Let's USA doesn't sign a similar pact with India. This CCP bot will commit harakiri.
An Indian calling someone else a bot is the epitome of irony and hypocrisy lol ... its like you guys accusing someone else of being dirty.
India + Japan: $8 trillion GDP
China: $14 trillion GDP

India + Japan: 1.3 billion population
China: 1.4 billion population

India + Japan: ~600 4th gen+ fighters
China: 1000+ 4th gen+ fighters

lol, it isn't even close.
A country like Japan would never fight with the likes of India ... they too, as the rest of East Asia share a disdain of India and in general Indian culture. Even USN sailors who've trained with their IN counterparts in naval exchanges are very not fond of them.
 

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Assuming that war will not happen just because you have nuclear weapons is called a false premise.

An Indian calling someone else a bot is the epitome of irony and hypocrisy lol ... its like you guys accusing someone else of being dirty.

A country like Japan would never fight with the likes of India ... they too, as the rest of East Asia share a disdain of India and in general Indian culture. Even USN sailors who've trained with their IN counterparts in naval exchanges are very not fond of them.
Lol. Stop certifying relationships on others behalf. Their actions speak louder. No body cares what a person who hides behind another flags think of our relationship. Shut up and watch.
 

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The quad would not even be a possibility if China did not fantasize about its expansionist mindset. Now, they have started going deeper into the rabbit hole.
 

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This has nothing to do with the so called quad, japan has this military supply-sharing pact with dozen of other countries from france to canada.
 
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The quad would not even be a possibility if China did not fantasize about its expansionist mindset. Now, they have started going deeper into the rabbit hole.
:lol: :lol: :lol:. Its more like insecurity in countries that are being overtaken in economic power. If Indian economy ever threatens to surpass USA.....India will be kicked to the curb in a heartbeat.
 

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:lol: :lol: :lol:. Its more like insecurity in countries that are being overtaken in economic power. If Indian economy ever threatens to surpass USA.....India will be kicked to the curb in a heartbeat.
Sure, China is all saint. I understand your insecurities for not calling a spade - a spade!
 

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India + Japan: $8 trillion GDP
China: $14 trillion GDP

India + Japan: 1.3 billion population
China: 1.4 billion population

India + Japan: ~600 4th gen+ fighters
China: 1000+ 4th gen+ fighters

lol, it isn't even close.
Pakistan should align with China.....
 

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