原文标题：India backs Japan on maritime security to fend off China
NEW DELHI: With both India and Japan facing an assertive China, New Delhi this week came out clearly on Tokyo's side on the high seas. During his visit to Tokyo this week, foreign minister Salman Khurshid said India would help Japan to ensure freedom of navigation on the seas, a key assurance before the visit of PM Manmohan Singh to Japan in May.
"There can be little doubt that countries like India and Japan must cooperate in ensuring the security of the global commons including freedom of navigation on the high seas that is critical to both our countries which import large amounts of oil and gas."Let me say clearly today that India stands with Japan, and other like-minded countries, in pursuing and implementing these goals and objectives," Khurshid said during a speech at the Rikkyo University in Tokyo earlier this week.
Japan has been involved in a dispute with China on the East China Sea, while this week Beijing's naval patrols off Malaysia and Brunei have raised concerns there as well. India retains commercial interests in South China Sea, but may come up against China's aggressive patrolling there too.
However, to clarify matters officially, Khurshid said, "All this cooperation is not aimed at any other country but helps us to gain valuable knowledge and experience about the interoperability of our defence forces." He added, "Indian and Japanese Coast Guards have regular interactions as does the Indian Navy and Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force."
India should always back Japan, which is a stable and good ally for India.
Marshal Panda (sambalpur)
wonder,why the cooperation is not going to next higher level !
japenese are good allies
AAM JANTA DAL OPPOSE (Gurgaon, Haryana)
Backing Japan is not the problem, whereas, putting further vengeance for China is problematic issue.........
Good decision, chinese are the biggest threat to world and us, maoists and porkis fdance to thir tune
japan will be a good friend in long term as they are not od dual speak.
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that is a great move, japan is a friend. period
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So, what can India gain from this? But this definitely can make China unhappy, and this is the only gain if India thinks so.
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Finally, the Congress Party has made a decision that stands Free Democratic India in good stead with India's potential ally. Japan will need allies as does India; the Japanese have begun to look to India to Invest and manufacture; this statement will spur this process on. Modi for PM
When Jackal wants to die he move to the city a weak, stupid, coward, senseless India is trying something which is committing suicide. China Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be three fronts for India this will be Naval war and and border war. Pakistani scientist have developed small scale nuclear devices which they can use in artillery. 200 miles missiles are available in our street which India still trying to build. It will be Indian genocide on large scale.
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Sanjay (India) replies to Abdali
Ok, sounds good..
Dilse Indian (Mumbai) replies to Abdali
Get up buddy, its morning or sorry almost afternoon not good to sleep for long, stop dreaming the things which are not going to happen. And talking of genocide in India, then daily more people on your side are killed than ours, by your people only. Hope all those rest in heaven.
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cyrus Sanches (Goa)
As long as we fight amongst ourselves, block the government on every front. Push for our regional political survival at the cost of our country, we will remain weak and China has already destroyed us by their steadfast determination. We just cannot see the writing on the wall and rise above ourselves. History repeats itself.