Will India unite with Japan against China? Indian Prime Minister modi will hold a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the beginning of next month, according to reports from the Hindustan Times and the Indian press trust. According to the report, the leaders of the two countries are expected to sign an important military agreement, the agreement on mutual provision of goods and services (ACSA), and discuss the possibility of transferring some Japanese enterprises’ production lines to India. Although the Indian media reports did not directly name India and Japan, the move was aimed at China, but all the reports said that the summit came at a time when the Sino Indian border conflict broke out and the Sino Japanese dispute over the Diaoyu Islands sea area was heating up.
the press trust of India quoted people familiar with the matter as saying on the 18th that the summit would be held in the form of video. The Hindustan Times quoted Indian officials as saying that the two countries had considered the possibility of holding a meeting in October earlier, but then decided to advance the meeting to September 10. The summit was originally planned to be held in Gauhati, Assam state, India from December 15 to 17 last year. However, due to a wave of protests triggered by modi’s government’s implementation of the amendment to the Citizenship Act, it was forced to postpone the summit.
according to the Hindustan Times, the summit is just under the background of the outbreak of border conflicts between China and India and the warming up of disputes over the Diaoyu Islands between China and Japan. Indian and Japanese leaders will also discuss the South China Sea issue and consolidate the so-called “four Nation Alliance” concept of the United States, Japan, Australia and India, the report quoted Indian diplomatic officials as saying.
with regard to the military agreement mentioned in the report, press trust of India said that the agreement (ACSA) will allow the two armies to use each other’s military bases and facilities for maintenance and material supply, which will help to expand comprehensive cooperation. In addition, India and Japan are expected to conduct a comprehensive review of bilateral defense relations, including the long-standing issue of Japan’s supply of us-2 seaplanes to India. “Hindustan Times” said that India had previously signed corresponding military cooperation agreements with Australia and the United States, two other members of the “alliance of four”.
according to the Hindustan Times, Indian officials said that Japanese and Indian leaders will also conduct in-depth communication on the Indian Pacific region and the “challenges” they face from China. In addition, they hope to strengthen the economic cooperation between Japan and India through the summit, so as to achieve the goal of some Japanese enterprises to move their production lines to India, and let Japan participate in the infrastructure construction of India’s Andaman Nicobar Islands port.
since India deliberately provoked the Sino Indian border conflict, India has been acting against China constantly. In addition to the Indian government’s announcement to ban several Chinese applications (APPs), the All India Federation of traders has also sent a letter to Prasad, Minister of electronics and information technology of India, requesting the government to formally exclude Huawei and ZTE from the construction of 5g network in India. In addition, it is reported that the Indian tax authorities said on the 11th that they raided several Chinese enterprises and their affiliated companies in the name of investigating money laundering and operating illegal underground banks.
at the regular press conference of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on August 17, he was asked, “in his speech delivered at the weekend (Independence Day), Indian Prime Minister modi said that he wanted to build a strong army and claimed that India’s territorial sovereignty was supreme. What is China’s response to this? “Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that we have taken note of prime minister modi’s speech.
Zhao Li insisted that as two neighboring emerging powers with a population of 1 billion, the development of China India relations will not only benefit the two countries and their people, but also add stability and positive energy to the peace and prosperity of the region and the world. Mutual respect and support between China and India is the right way, which is in line with the long-term interests of the two countries. China is willing to continue to work with India to enhance political mutual trust, properly control differences, strengthen pragmatic cooperation and jointly safeguard the overall situation of bilateral relations.