India and Japan to deepen defense, trade ties

Gabriel Domínguez, dw.com 8 Dec 2015 Amid China’s muscle-flexing in Asia, Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe will embark on a three-day India visit, hoping to seal key defense and trade deals, as well as a civil nuclear pact. DW examines the Indo-Japanese partnership. It’s been described as a relationship in an upward trajectory. And ties between…

Asian G-2: Modi and Abe are drawn together

C, Rajamohan, Indian Express 11 Dec 2015 It has been the received wisdom for decades that neither Japan nor India can lead Asia in the 21st century. After its Asian ambition was gutted by a comprehensive defeat in World War II, Japan was constrained by its peace constitution. Newly independent India began with the dream…

Japan’s counter to China’s silk road

Indian Express, 24 November, 2015 C. Raja Mohan Snapshot Japan will now be competing with China on the export of mega infrastructure projects  to counter Chinese One Belt, One Road and Silk Road initiative backed by AIIB, NDB and Chinese State-owned banks. Japan already has expansive presence in overseas infrastructure building through ADB, JICA and its…