Northeast India: Where India’s ‘Act-East’ Meets Japan’s ‘Free and Open Indo-Pacific’

  India’s Republic Day celebrations, earlier in January this year, were attended by the heads of state of all 10 ASEAN nations in an unmistakable sign of the growing bonhomie between the two sides.   The ASEAN region has taken a place of pride in India’s Act-East Policy, which aims at New Delhi’s re-engagement with […]

Nuclear Arsenal for Deterrence: JCPAC Highlights Japan’s Growing Security Challenges

Many expected North Korea to conduct yet another missile test last December 17, the sixth anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death. Such tests have, rather worryingly, become something of a regular occurrence for Japan, with a North Korean intermediate-range missile passing over Hokkaido in August and September.   Although no such test happened, the United […]

India’s Northeastern Region Gets Attention for Japanese Cooperation

  The recent visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India will be remembered for many things, especially the attention given to Japan-India cooperation in the infrastructure sector. They launched projects, like the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed corridor and the focus on the AAGC (Asia-Africa Growth Corridor).   However, there is another part of India that […]