外文标题：Japan wants closer maritime security cooperation with India
NEW DELHI: Japan today pitched for stronger maritime security cooperation with India, saying both nations should "proactively" assume responsibilities to ensure "open and stable seas" in the region, comments seen as an effort to contain China's growing assertiveness in South China Sea.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said India and Japan have huge interests in the region extending from the Indian Ocean through the South China Sea to the Pacific and both the countries should work jointly under their "special partnership" to ensure maritime security.
In an address at the Indian Council of World Affairs here, Kishida took a subtle dig at China on the South China Sea dispute and recalled Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proposal of "three principles of the rule of law at sea" including not using "force or coercion" in trying to drive claims.
"Japan and India have been increasing cooperation in the field of maritime security, through efforts such as joint maritime exercises between defense authorities, as well as the implementation of dialogue and combined exercises between coast guards. It is important to further strengthen our cooperation," he said.
Ramamohanarao Kodali (Usa)
It is needed to contain the bulldozing by China.
Ajit Rengaswamy (Unknown)
its a win win situation for both the countries as both wil hav dominance over south china sea
SK Kapoor (())
Japan has still not signed Nuclear Agreement with India.
animesh p (bangalore)
it'll be boon for both the countries..
Ram R (TN)
After India's submarines are ready,Navy will perform a wider role in maintaining regional peace.Japan must help India first with the latest energy technologies.