DMPQ: India and Japan currently have a special strategic and global partnership. Why did India confer such status.

Geopolitics – The rise of China and doubts about USA‘s commitments in Asia has pushed both the countries towards this relationship.

Economic Aspect – Japan is investing heavily in Indian projects.

  • The two countries are also working on a joint infrastructure development and connectivity drive traversing the Indian Ocean.
  • Their projects span from Myanmar to Sri Lanka to Iran and encompass the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor.

Defence – Indo-Japan joint naval exercises are being regularly organised together with the U.S. Navy. Major arms deals like the ShinMaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft are on the cards.  Japanese investments in the strategically places like the Andaman & Nicobar Islands is also likely to help India enhance its security sentinals.

 

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