India-Japan relations may evolve under Modi’s third term as Prime Minister

After securing a historic third consecutive term as India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s foreign policy priorities are coming into sharper focus. One of India’s most vital global partnerships is with Japan, and their bilateral relations are likely to be further strengthened and broadened in the next five years.

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Under Modi’s leadership since 2014, India and Japan have become crucial strategic partners and pillars of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific. The two nations have convergent interests in countering China’s aggressive behaviour and ensuring a rules-based maritime order in Asia.

Economic cooperation will remain a centrepiece of ties. Japan is already a major investor in India’s infrastructure, manufacturing and high-tech sectors. With India aiming for $5 trillion economy status, more Japanese investment and technology transfers are expected, especially in areas like renewable energy, electronics and robotics.

Defence and security cooperation is poised to hit new heights as both countries face an increasingly assertive China. Joint military exercises, defence technology collaboration and potentially even joint weapons development are on the cards. Stronger logistics and basing arrangements could follow Japan’s acceptance of the Indian Navy’s presence in regional waters.

Shared concerns over climate change, energy security and maritime commons like the Indo-Pacific are other emerging areas of convergence. Expect more joint projects on sustainable development, maritime domain awareness and quality infrastructure in third countries.

However, trade remains an Achilles heel. India’s exit from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was a setback for Japan. A renewed push for some sort of India-Japan economic cooperation agreement cannot be ruled out.

Overall, the “Modi 3.0” era heralds a deeper, multi-faceted “Special Strategic and Global Partnership” between two indispensable Indo-Pacific powers committed to regional stability and prosperity.

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One thought on “India-Japan relations may evolve under Modi’s third term as Prime Minister

  1. Modi ,to be frank is supported by a politics of lies. Lying and encouraging big lies and surprisingly all his media also feed lies to masses. Opening getting on stage and saying “tell lies, tell as many lies as you can, whereever, whenever you can tell lies”
    In such a scenario where politics and governance are not a priority , its a big doubt he will even remain in power even for 6 months.
    The election win is not a win but supported by two other political parties whose agenda are not similar to Modis.
    Like the Telegu Desam party has solid plans and promises for Muslims and other minorities , whereas Muslims are subject of hate speeches in Mr. Modi’s politics.
    And Mr. Nitish Kumar of JDU will change any time. So the government is moving on a slim ,uncertain path.
    Modi pranks and hate may have to stop, people have to be put first and then something may happen and media , and other agencies should be allowed to do their work and not do the bidding of unaware politician.

    But many learned people keep saying lies callously and painting a wrong picture.
    The government is set to fall if the leaders who support Mr Modi are not satisfied or turn their backs. Its predicted it can happen soon given the way Mr. Modi is doing things.

    The other big point is silencing of media. Media in democracy speaks on behalf of the people. Today news channels are Modi Pleasers and the truth is said by youtubers who were once prominent journalists. How can you publish this news ? Really beats me!!

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