South Asia and Beyond

Strategic Environment Is Drawing India And Japan Closer

 Strategic Environment Is Drawing India And Japan Closer
NEW DELHI: “China is the long-term strategic challenge; 10 years ago that was not the case. The growth of China has been so rapid that we cannot face them alone. Not that we seek to contain China but we want to work with other countries that share our values.” This is not just an Indian view. It’s a view shared by other countries that neighbour China, including Japan and a latter source that shared this insight with StratNews Global, underscored two points: “China is not looking for a fight at this stage”, he argued while acknowledging aggressive actions by China’s coast guard in the waters around the Senkaku Islands. “China claims it although we do not see it as disputed. Nobody lives on the Senkakus, there are no people there and no port. Our coast guard is there to prevent Chinese vessels from entering those waters that are rich in fish.”...Read More

Surya Gangadharan

Thirty eight years in journalism, widely travelled, history buff with a preference for Old Monk Rum. Current interest/focus spans China, Technology and Trade. Recent reads: Steven Colls Directorate S and Alexander Frater's Chasing the Monsoon. Netflix/Prime video junkie. Loves animal videos on Facebook. Reluctant tweeter.