Japan's $75 billion boost for free, open Indo-Pacific but Ukraine looms large
NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi and his visiting Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, reaffirmed commitment to a peaceful, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific with the latter calling India an indispensable partner and announcing $75 billion to bolster Japan’s free and open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) policy, even though Ukraine again loomed large as Kishida used his policy statement to target Russia.
While he did not name China anywhere in his Indo-Pacific statement, Kishida referred to the Ukraine conflict seven times as he condemned Russia’s actions in Ukraine saying Moscow’s aggression had “obliged” the world to face the most fundamental challenge of defending peace. The Indian side was silent on the Ukraine issue but Kishida recalled Modi’s this-isn’t-the-era-of-war remark in a media statement and Japan authorities said after the meeting that both leaders agreed any effort to unilaterally change the status quo anywhere in the world can’t be condoned.
Kishida said he and Modi had agreed to uphold the international order based on the rule of law. There were talks related to Chinese assertiveness over lunch, and while the Ladakh stand-off didn’t figure in the discussions, Japanese officials said Modi and Kishida concurred that any unilateral action meant to disturb the status quo in both South and East China Seas would be unacceptable.
"The 2 leaders agreed they had a shared responsibility of maintaining and strengthening the international order, based of the rule of law," said Noriyuki Shikata, Japan’s cabinet secretary for public affairs who accompanied Kishida.
Kishida officially invited Modi for the G7 summit in Hiroshima in May and Modi said he was looking forward to welcoming the Japanese PM in September.
Bala Srinivasan•35532• Bala Srinivasan•saginaw USA
Remarkable contrast between two nations from POST COLONIAL independance shining in contrast like JEFFREY ARCHER'S novel characters one reaching for the star&other for its DEPTH of CESSPOOL.Money poured from everywhere for INDIA while its prodigal neighbor begging for its daily wages.
Sudhir•4477• Muhad Asghar•pune
The whole world will live in peace when terrorist nation Pakistan is wiped off from the face of the earth
Sanjoy Pandey•154719• Sanjoy Pandey•Kolkata
All sadi and done, the international relations of India during the Modi regime is at it's best.
Ravikumar Krishnamurthy•11587• Ravikumar Krishnamurthy•Bangalore
Great!!!! This is how one should have the relation with other countries. Mr.Modi's Foriegn pollicy is the best in the world
Anand Pathalayi•6550• Ravikumar Krishnamurthy
This is the best answer to China's belt and road initiative. But the only difference would be we would not be pushing any participating country to any unsustainable debt like what Sri Lanka, Pakistan and many other countries are facing. This Indo Japan initiative is meant for total connectivity and collective development of South Asia, South East Asia and the rest of the world.
India is heading in the right direction under Modi Government. This government is projecting India as a powerhouse of ancient wisdom, a powerhouse of future growth and new technologies, and forming great relationships with a wide range of nations, however, what is Rahul doing? Tarnishing India's name and position in the world!!!!! What a shame the Congies mind is full of hatred ,confusion and evil design. WHAT A LOAD OF LOSSERS!!
India become more poorer under modi, high corruption, just Google
Ashish Jain•31522• Ashish Jain
Modi Government should also talk to Putin that the ending of war is better in the overall geopolitical schemes as Russia is an integral part of Europe as well and continuing the war will restrict it into few nations, when it should be part of the larger global order, ofcourse on its own terms
RAJAN CHANAN•9327• RAJAN CHANAN
Japan had Not much to offer Technologically , like Tech for Submarines or Anything jusf trying to make India a Western Slave by pushing on Ukraine
Why did Japan not mention Ukraine/ USA blowing up the Gas Pipelines in the Ocean during a NATO excersise .
Is that not an International Act of Terrorism.
Where are the ICJ warrsnts for Zelensky and Biden.
Western countries are the Biggest Hypocrites . USA does nort even Recognize the International Court .
R Sharma•65910• R Sharm
Charismatic PM's magic works on Japan! India is certainly a messenger of peace in the world. We fight terror and expansionism. We do not attack any countries sovereignty ever.
There are difference of understanding between both nations on Russia. Russia seems to be our friend for long time and we won't condemn. But trade with Japan is more important .
Ullatt Subhas•8664• Ullatt Subhas•Kochi
Partitioning any Country on Religious Grounds is only paving way for instability and long term disaster and sadly Pakistan is a very good example of this and Afghanistan is not far away.
A•165• A Deshpande
Remember that Japan needs India. Not the other way!
Manu•66132• A Deshpande
relationships are always both ways.
NISHANT SHAH•19323• NISHANT SHAH
The Japan has been very kind to India and the best partner !!
Such meet has no benefits to Indian people
Japan always a friend of us .
India has got a good friend in Japan as Japan looks to be consistent in its commitments with India. Japan is a developed country and its friendship matters to India.
Yoga N Mani•32534• Yoga N Mani•Kumbakonam
For over six years Leader Ji has said to every gathering of more than five persons “ Invest in building Infrastructure in India . India is the safest place for your money” The first - and last -response came from Saudi Arabia with a staggering offer to invest $ 500 million. That was three years ago. Saudis have forgotten the offer and India had let it go at that.You can’t remind the Saudi without risking supply of Oil
Guest•16125• Yoga N Man
Which Japanese, electronic products Mobile Phones, TV, WM, REFERIGERATOR etc. you find in India or worldwide stores. Japanese electronic industry sank 10-12 years back. They can find fools easily in India to sell their outdated products