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China-Japan Friction: How Can India Respond?

Paper No. 5633                                     Dated 14-Jan-2014

By D.S. Rajan

Current trends make clear that tensions between China and Japan on political and strategic issues are increasing day by day.

JAPAN: Historic Visit to India of The Imperial Majesties

Paper No. 5614                                Dated 03-Dec-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Currently under way is a visit to India of The Imperial Majesties, The Emperor and Empress of Japan. The visit is a historic visit, rich in symbolism, of the close and historic ties that exist between Japan and India.

Russia & Japan in a Historical Political and Strategic Reachout

Paper No. 5591                                            Dated 4-Nov-2013

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Introductory Observations

Russia and Japan in a historical political and strategic reach-out held their 2+2 meeting in Tokyo of their respective Foreign Ministers and Defence Ministers on November 2, 2013, not only to discuss political issues but also a strategic dialogue to enhance defence and security cooperation.

Japan Breaks Through Ceiling of Self-Imposed Pacifism

Paper 5368                                                Dated 16-Jan-2013

By Dr. Subhash Kapila

“A resurgent Asian nation (Japan) has elevated hawkish nationalists to the pinnacle of power. Its maritime conflicts with neighbors raise the risk of military confrontation along key corridors of world trade. Memories of past national greatness infuse officials with determination to compete for regional leadership. The country’s re-emergence could rewrite the geopolitical map of Asia,”

New thrust to India-Japan relations: A “Broader Asia” likely!

Paper No. 5337                                                  Dated 25-Dec-2012

Guest Column by Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi

Contending with China’s Territory Hunger

 

Paper No. 5324                                        Dated 13-Dec-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

Following the 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in November, the CCP’s Hong Kong based mouthpiece, the Wen Weipo wrote that China’s efforts to protect its maritime rights will continue to increase. 

China Inflicts an Arms Race on Japan

Paper No. 5319                                        Dated 07-Dec-2012

By Dr Subhash Kapila

“China is changing its roles and missions and Japan needs to do that as well. Our capabilities must be a match for Chinese capabilities. If we are asked (to respond to a military threat), we can’t say: ‘Sorry, we are not prepared for that’. This is not an acceptable answer”.-------- Former Chief of Japanese Navy

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