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India-Japan talks to focus on security ties amid China's assertiveness

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India-Japan talks to focus on security ties amid China's assertiveness

Ahmedabad: Within the backdrop of China’s rising assertiveness within the area, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe are prone to deliberate extensively on bolstering defence and safety ties through the annual summit in Gandhinagar on Thursday.The annual Indo-Japan summit is going down amid escalating stress within the area following the nuclear check by North Korea and China’s combative posturing within the resource- wealthy South China Sea.There could also be particular discussions on the long-pending Indian proposal to purchase the US-2 amphibious plane from Japan and joint improvement of army gear to additional deepen the defence ties in sync with strategic partnership between the 2 nations, official sources stated, as per PTI.The 2 PMs may additionally discover methods to additional deepen ties between the navies of the 2 nations to verify China’s heightened actions within the Indian Ocean.Forward of Abe’s go to right here, the India-Japan annual defence ministerial dialogue had taken place in Tokyo throughout which co-production of army gear, twin use applied sciences and New Delhi’s proposal to purchase the US-2 ShinMaywa plane had been mentioned.Final 12 months, China had reacted angrily to stories that Japan plans to promote weapons to India at cheaper costs, saying that such a transfer was disgraceful.

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