December 14, 2015

ALONG THE ANGLOSPHERE:

India, Japan Strengthen Ties With Industrial, Military Agreements (GABRIELE PARUSSINI,  Dec. 13, 2015, wsj)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe, his Japanese counterpart, signed the $15 billion rail pact, agreed to transfer technology to increase arms production in India and said Japan will be a stable guest at Indian-U. S. naval exercises. They also took a step toward an agreement on the use of civil nuclear energy.

Mr. Modi offered Mr. Abe--a fellow nationalist--support for his concerns over China's land reclamation around small reefs in the South China Sea, which are also claimed by other countries in the region. Japan is also concerned that if China's territorial ambitions go unchecked it could face more pressure in the East China Sea.

"The message is: We don't want Chinese hegemony in Asia and we'll work together to create a multipolar Asia," said Sreeram Chaulia, Dean of the New Delhi-based Jindal School of International Affairs.

Posted by at December 14, 2015 4:17 PM

  

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