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Indo-Japan dialogue on maritime security

Discussion in 'Indian Defence Forum' started by angeldemon_007, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. angeldemon_007

    angeldemon_007 SENIOR MEMBER

    Nov 29, 2010
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    Beijing will be keeping a close tab as New Delhi and Tokyo gear up to hold their fifth round of strategic dialogue with maritime security and securing the sea lanes topping the agenda. Post-Diwali, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna will be heading to Tokyo for the meet scheduled from October 28-30.

    e strategic front. For the last five years, New Delhi has been increasing its engagement and there has been an exponential growth in Indo-Japan relationship.

    During the talks between Krishna and his Japanese counterpart Koichiro Gemba, the two sides will also discuss the agenda for visit of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda here in December.

    According to Swaran Singh, noted expert on Chinese strategy, “China has often over-reacted to Indo-Japanese parleys that have more to do with Beijing’s position with Japan rather than that with India.”

    Seventy five per cent of Japan’s energy requirement comes from South China Sea while India’s energy requirements come from Persian Gulf. The Indo-Japanese bonhomie on maritime security is seen by experts as a deterrent to an assertive and aggressive China.

    Earlier this year, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was in India, had pointedly urged New Delhi “not just to look east but also to engage east and act east as well.” After Krishna, Defence Minsiter AK Antony will also head for a three-day visit to Japan beginning November 1 to give a fillip to the bilateral defence ties.

    As first reported by The Pioneer, plans are on by New Delhi and Tokyo to firm up an arrangement to conduct the first-ever bilateral naval exercise in the expanse by early next year, which will be part of the measures to enhance security and defence cooperation between the two nations.

    Antony will propose a joint naval exercise between the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Forces (JMSDF), the naval branch of Japanese Self Defence Forces.

    Indo-Japan dialogue on maritime security
  2. Laughing_soldier

    Laughing_soldier BANNED

    Aug 27, 2010
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    An India-Japan strategic alliance sooner than later. :)