India- Japan Maritime Cooperation: Implications for Pakistan

Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan paid an official visit to India from September 13-14, 2017 at the invitation of Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. The visit was an effort to further broaden the strategic partnership between India and Japan who agreed to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Joint Statement issued after the visit reveals that a series of privileges are being extended to India by Japan. Keeping in line with the theme of the visit, India and Japan have also decided to cooperate in the field of maritime security.

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