外文标题：Japan eyes defence ties with India to counter China
NEW DELHI: Amid increasing Chinese assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, Japan today sought enhanced cooperation with India in defence and security sector including in the field of maritime security.
Making it clear that India considers relations with Tokyo of "great importance", Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said Japan is a privileged partner in the 'Make In India' initiative including the defence technology sector.
Parrikar, who is on a four-day visit to Japan, today held talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.
During the talks, Kishida emphasised on the commonality of strategic interests between the two countries and conveyed Japan's desire to enhance bilateral defence and security cooperation including in the field of maritime security.
He said Japan would like to further enhance economic cooperation with India and work jointly to enhance regional connectivity, an official statement said.
Parrikar welcomed Japan's initiative to strengthen bilateral ties.
valid Sach (delhi)
As stated in the report---a strong" India-Japan partnership was not only in the "national interest of the two" but also "important for peace and security in the region"
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Kalabhairav (Greater Kailash)
Rope in Vietnam as well.
Rakesh Kumar (New Delhi NCR)
India and Japan should sign a formal defence treaty...Japan has the technology and India has the boots on the ground; Israel can be roped in as well
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Enough of talking now start some real business...
Chandramohan Shinde (Unknown)
Japan's co-operation in defence and security sector should be welcomed by our Govt. China's overtures in the region must be checked by such initiatives.
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What happened with the Hindi-Chini Bhai-Bhai slogan of Nehru, if only he had accepted Japans offer of friendship, today India would be a different nation
seegopi25 Krishna (pune)
Japan seams reliable partner.