三泰虎5月22日译文，印度精英表示，印日两国面临同一个问题：蛮横、奉行强硬外交政策且抱着敌意的中国提出大量领土主张。长远来看， 日本和印度将成为中国侵略的受害者，所以它们或许会走到一起，共同围堵中国。有一句格言是这样说的，政府更替时，外交政策要基本保持不变。在美国，虽然两党就国内政策不惜斗得你死我活，但一旦触及边线就会打住，两党将一起追求国家利益。最近， Sreenivasan大使在和我一起讨论时提出了以上观点。
外文标题：Hindi-Japani Bhai Bhai!
‘Both nations have a common problem: A rampaging, jingoistic and hostile China which is making substantial territorial claims. In the long run, Japan and India are going to be the victims of Chinese aggression — so they might as well hang together to contain China,’ argues Rajeev Srinivasan.
There is a general dictum that when there is a change in government, foreign policy continues much as before. In the United States, even though the two parties fight like cats and dogs over domestic policies, all that stops at the water’s edge, and the two parties are as one in the pursuit of the national interest. Ambassador T P Sreenivasan put forth this perspective in a recent discussion I had with him.
印度精英Rajeev Srinivasan指出，印日两国面临同一个问题：蛮横、奉行强硬外交政策且抱着敌意的中国提出大量领土主张。长远来看， 日本和印度将成为中国侵略的受害者，所以它们或许会走到一起，共同围堵中国。
However, it is not clear that this applies to the case of India. This is partly because it is hard to believe that the outgoing United Progressive Alliance government truly had India’s interests at heart in its foreign dealings. The result of their ad hoc, unthought-through policies has been that India has shrunk as a relevant power, even in its own neighbourhood. The only parties that seem to have done well are quasi-friends like the US which has sold India much military hardware, up from zero in the old Soviet days.
Other than this, India is universally considered a bully by its subcontinental neighbours, it has been kept at arms length by Southeast Asia; the US, Europe, Russia and China treat it as a minor, unimportant regional power. Its energy diplomacy has been pathetic; its erstwhile markets in Africa and Europe are now under threat from the Chinese. The Indian Ocean Rim initiative is going nowhere. That Nehruvian shibboleth, the Non-Aligned Movement, has been consigned to the trash-can of history. India’s brand has been diminished by the ‘South Asia’ moniker. The erstwhile ‘Greater India’ is only a memory.
In large measure, India’s shrinking stature is a result of its pathetic economic growth. It has been left in the dust by all of Southeast Asia and East Asia, all of which have managed to uplift their poor. Today India is the biggest repository of misery in the world, with half the world’s malnourished, half the world’s blind, half the world’s illiterate.
There is no choice but for India to grow at near-Chinese rates, and commerce should be one of the principal pillars of its foreign policy.
Japan can be a good friend!
by Grizzly s
Japan needs to be given a chance!
Re: Japan can be a good friend!
by Joan Ivan
We should study from china.Japan is our enemy
Chinas soft bellies…………….
by milind b
China needs to be pinned in its soft bellies. China has faar too many soft bellies.
Tibet is disputed and annexed forcibly by Chinese , Xinjiang is a restive area,Yunan and Taiwan are culturally different from Han Chinese and want independence. India should play its cards with China understanding these soft underbellies.
Re: Chinas soft bellies…………
by Kumar (
Excellent points milind b.
It would indeed be prudent to go along with Japan to curb Chineses aggression. It’s not safe to believe the Chinese.
Re: Good analysis
Sorry Japanese are not any different than the european world.
they were the first to put all bans on india
They are first to critize india on every front.
You can fight a sesnsible enemy than having a distrustful friend
Re: Re: Good analysis
by Bhavesh nayak
What you say is true…but times have changed. Japan had realized that India and Pakistan are not the same, and that China is a threat!
Re: Good analysis
Relationship with Japan is dependent on relationship with US.
Thats because Japan is a very close ally of US. Japan is almost yet another state of US. Thats how close the US-Japan ties are.
So Japan can never ever go against US. India needs to be wise here.
India and Japan
by kumar kn
Both India and Japan are now led by strong nationalistic leaders. We must cooperate with each other and further strengthen our ties with Japan and benefit from its technology in all areas and take their help in improving our infrastructure. The outgoing UPA’s foreign policy was weak just as its leadership and hence India did not get the respect it deserved.
Re: India and Japan
When it comes to technology there is not much difference between Japan and South Korea. South Korean brands are well established in India already. So I don’t see an added advantage in Indo-Japan relationship here.
When it comes to innovativeness no country can beat US.
Countries like South Korea, Japan are only good at sophisticating the process of mass production for global market once the innovative technology is put in place. Let it be automobile or electronics sector. Now even China is catching up very fast on this.
So India needs to be shrewd to leverage from its current bilateral ties and the new ties in future with these opportunist nations.
Re: India and Japan
so do u mean to say that China and pakistan are not led by nationlist leaders
yes upa policy was weak
mms never visited pakistan
and yesterday one jawan was killed and two injured
yet modi ionvites pakistan pm fopr treat of biryani chicken mutton and special kabas and many other cuisines for his oath taking ceremony
good job indeed by modi
upa was very weak indeed
superman modi has guts to invoite pakistani pm for biryani treats and never forget that this pakistani pm was pm even when kargil happened
The killers of baby whales cannot be called civilized.
China is our friend,not Japan!
by Joan Ivan
Japan kill millions of Chinese.We should make friend with
One of the best things we can take from Japan is aesthetics.
by Joan Ivan
I hate Japanese,they invaded and slaughter China
Yes Japan is a good parter. India must look East
Yes Japan is a good parter. India must look East.
Western side of India is infected with fanatics and racist nations, and will only offer troubles and pains. India is closer to the East than West, and can colloborate with Eastern nations.