UPSC Daily Editorial Analysis | 18 January 2022

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A NATURAL PARTNERSHIP

What the article is about?

  • In the eve 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and India, the article talks about the prospects of the relationship.

Syllabus: GS-Il India and its International Relations

India-Japan:

  • Takeaways:
    • Political: Main component of India's Act East policy; Special Strategic and Global Partnership,2014
    • Security and Defence: Malabar ExerciselJoint Naval); Quadrilateral Grouping; Sahyog-Kaijin (Joint Coast Guard exercise); JIMEX (Joint Naval exercise)
    • Economic: Asia-Africa Growth Corridor; CEDA,2011; Japan is the largest bilateral donor.
    • Technology: Civilian Nuclear deal; Japan India Institute for Manufacturing; Cooperation in smart cities; Cyber security cooperations.
    • Cultural: 2017 observed as Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges; SAKURA annual student exchange programme; Buddhist ties, Restructuring Nalanda University
  • Areas of Concerns :
    • Disappointing trade numbers
    • Pending defence deals
  • Significance of relations:
    • Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP)
    • Global Peace and Prosperity- Rule-based free and open international Order
    • Japanese pivot would boost India's Act East Policy
    • Japan- Largest DA(Official Development Assistance) donor to India
      • Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project
    • Balance of power in Asia by countering the emergence of China
    • Peaceful and Open Indian Ocean enhance maritime security
    • Energy security through nuclear energy



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