Indo-Pacific
Case for a Regional Maritime Security Construct for the Indo Pacific

The Indian Ocean has been the hub of major economic activity and global realpolitik since the end of the Second World War. It has assumed greater importance since the penultimate decade of the last century and will continue to remain so in the....

Abe’s Re-election and India-Japan Relations

Shinzo Abe’s decisive victory in the mid term polls on December 14 augurs well for the future of India-Japan relations. Diplomatic ties between India and Japan that have seen an upswing over the past two decades are slated to assume even greater si....

US Rebalance to Asia – An Assessment

US President Barack Obama landed in Beijing on Monday for the APEC summit, the first of a series of summit and bilateral meetings with regional and world leaders. This visit comes at a time when a majority of Americans are despondent that the country....

Vietnamese Economy and Current Cooperation with India

Introduction The Vietnamese economy at the time of unification on 30 April 1975 was a highly centralised planned economy like the former Soviet Union. This underwent change with the introduction of Doi Moi in 1986. With the breakup of the S....

India’s ‘Act East’ Policy: A Perspective

India’s Look East Policy (LEP) came of age when New Delhi celebrated two decades of engagement by holding the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in November 2012. The first phase of LEP lasted for one decade till 2002 when the then Minister for Exte....

India and Japan: Asia’s Best Friends

India’s relations with Japan reach back over 15 centuries. The Tokyo Declaration issued on September 1st 2014, on the occasion of the meeting of the two Prime Ministers, echoed this connection in the following words: ”Conscious tha....

India-Japan Ties: Tokyo Must Move Forward on Nuke Deal to Realise Strategic Potential

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s just concluded visit to Japan has been successful on various counts. Politically, the India-Japan relationship has been solidified; economically, prospects of major Japanese investments in India have improved; on the ....

Modi’s Japan Visit: Need for a Paradigm Shift in Strategic Ties

After evaluating the emerging strategic environment in the neighbourhood and beyond, Prime Minister Narendra Modi preferred to visit Bhutan first and thereafter Japan. While the visit to Bhutan underscored his understanding of the crucial strategic ....

Recent Trends in Vietnam-Japan Ties and Implications for India

Introduction Japan has been an important trading partner of Vietnam from the 16th century. The port of Hoi An close to Danang in Central Vietnam was an important trading port and Japanese ships visited this location frequently to undertake ....

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