South Asia and Beyond

Japan’s $ 42 Billion Target, India’s Quad Differences On Russia-Ukraine, China, LAC & Indo-Pacific

NEW DELHI: Dr. Jagannath Panda, Head of the Stockholm Centre for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs, Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP), Sweden, Director of Europe-Asia Research Cooperation, Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies, Japan, Editor, ‘Scaling India-Japan Cooperation in Indo-Pacific and Beyond 2025: Corridors, Connectivity and Contours’ and Author, ‘India-China Relations: Politics of Resources, Identity and Authority in a Multipolar World Order’ in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

Dr Panda analyses the discussions between Prime Ministers Fumio Kishida and Narendra Modi at the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit, the outcomes, the Special Strategic and Global Partnership, the ¥5 trillion Yen or Rs 3,20,000-crore upward revision of Japan’s investment target in India for the next five years, India’s differing position in the Quad over condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, China’s aggression on the LAC, in the East and South China Seas, China’s claims over the Senkaku Islands, Russia’s claims over the Kuril Islands, the Indo-Pacific, six India-Japan agreements including a clean energy partnership focusing on electric vehicles, storage systems, batteries, charging infrastructure and hydrogen, a memorandum of cooperation on cybersecurity and the next Quad Summit in Japan.


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