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India-Japan Sign 5 Important Accords
Dec 14, 2015

Five strategic pacts were inked after the summit meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during which they also discussed international and regional issues of mutual importance including UN security reforms. After the pacts the Indian PM said, “No friend will matter more in realising India's economic dreams than Japan. No less historic is the decision to introduce high speed rail on Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector through Shinkansen known for speed, reliability, safety. Noting that Japan's extraordinary package of approximately USD 12 billion and technical assistance, on very easy terms, for this project was greatly appreciated.

  • India and Japan would take part in the India-US Malabar naval exercises on a regular basis to deal with maritime challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

  • The two countries also signed a pact regarding the transfer of defence equipment and technology.

  • Both sides also expressed their intention to explore potential future projects on defence equipment and technology cooperation such as US-2 amphibian aircraft. India and Japan have been holding talks for two years on the purchase by India of US-2 amphibious aircraft made by ShinMaywa Industries, which would be one of Japan’s first arms sales since Abe lifted a 50-year ban on weapon exports. Purchase of US- remains under consideration” 

  • The two countries have set up a joint working group on the US-2 STOL (short takeoff and landing) search and rescue amphibian and talks are in an advanced stage. 

Key Features

  • India and Japan inked a number of pacts in key areas of defence and nuclear energy as well as building of first bullet train network between Mumbai-Ahmedabad at a cost of about Rs 98,000 crore.

  • The bullet train network will link the India's financial hub Mumbai with Ahmedabad.

  • Bullet train between the two cities will cut travel time on the 505 kilometre route from eight hours to around three.

  • The approx. cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 98,000 crore.

  • The memorandum signed by both countries on civil nuclear energy cooperation is more than just an agreement for commerce and clean energy. 

  • The two sides also inked agreements concerning the transfer of defence equipment and technology and another related to security measures for protection of classified military information. Terming defence pacts as decisive steps in our security cooperation, India said they will deepen the defence relations and promote defence manufacturing in India. This builds on our decision to expand staff talks to all three wings of the Armed Forces and make Japan a partner in Malabar naval exercises.

  • The two leaders also issued a joint statement on 'India and Japan Vision 2025: Special Strategic and Global Partnership Working Together for Peace and Prosperity of the Indo-Pacific Region and the World'.

  • After the talks, the Indian PM announced that recognising our special relationship, India will extend 'visa-on-arrival' to all Japanese citizens from 1st March 2016.

  • India said, India and Japan will work together in East Asia Summit to promote an inclusive, balanced and open regional architecture and maritime security in the region.

  • India-Japan stand strongly for ensuring freedom of navigation and over-flight, and unimpeded maritime commerce. 

  • Both believes that disputes must be resolved peacefully and that all countries must abide by international law and norms on maritime issues.

According to the joint statement, the two Prime Ministers underlined the need for closer coordination and effective communication, bilaterally and with partners, to address existing and emerging challenges in spheres of security, stability and sustainable development. The two also reaffirmed their intention to work together for the early realisation of UN reforms, particularly the Security Council reform, to better reflect the realities of the international community in the 21st century.

  • Both countries urged North Korea to fully comply with its international obligations, including under relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions and to take actions towards the de-nuclearising of the Korean Peninsula.

  • Both countries called for an immediate commencement and early conclusion of negotiations on a non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally and effectively verifiable Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) on the basis of Shannon Mandate.

  • India-Japan also supported the strengthening of international cooperation to address the challenges of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism.

Japan welcomed India's intensified engagement with export control regimes and the two Prime Ministers affirmed their commitment to work together for India to become a full member in the four international export control regimes: Nuclear Suppliers Group, Missile Technology Control Regime, Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group, with the aim of strengthening the international non-proliferation efforts.

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