May 30, 2016

India and Japan: Emerging Indo-Pacific Security Partnership


The following commentary was published by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore on May 30, 2016. A synopsis is below and the full text can be accessed here.

Synopsis


India and Japan, motivated primarily by shared concerns about China, have been developing a closer defence partnership defined by regular maritime exercises and high-level political consultations. The upward trajectory in strategic ties since 2006 can be maintained, as long as both countries take certain structural limitations into consideration.