Japan and India plan to hold exercises wishes to strengthen cooperation to expand the military influence
Japan and India, the two foreign ministers reached an agreement in New Delhi recently, the second half of this year, held joint military exercises to the protection of maritime traffic safety as the core, which will be held by Japan and India bilateral military forces The first bilateral exercise. Behind the two countries’ respective strategic considerations, and its future military cooperation trends worth noting.
First of all, with open space on the sea as a breakthrough expansion of military influence. Although the naval forces of the two countries in the Asia-Pacific region are in the forefront, but its impact on the geographical as well as traditional and the corresponding intersection of. Especially in Japan, after more by its Self-Defense Forces and U.S. troops to hold bilateral exercises. But in recent years, the Japanese continue to break through the limitations of the peace constitution on foreign military cooperation another breakthrough. Bilateral military exercises with the Indian Navy, you can further test the tolerance of the SDF to take the country at home and abroad. Analysts believe that Japan and India to carefully select the protection of maritime traffic safety “as the theme of the exercise, but also hope that public space on the sea as the starting point, and gradually expand the military influence.
Secondly, the exercise of sea power entry point to expand military cooperation. To the exercise, in addition to enhance the close relationship of the two countries ‘naval forces in Japan and India, expand the international influence of the two countries’ naval forces, for both follow-up of military cooperation, especially the military-technical cooperation to open a breakthrough. The military cooperation between Japan and the United States is an unequal relationship on the basis of the cooperation, Japan has been working to promote breakthroughs in “three principles of arms export restrictions to object the military-technical cooperation extended to other countries by the United States. Japan believes that if the military-technical cooperation with India, it will be an important step in its foreign military cooperation “normalization”. India is the world’s largest arms importing country, but also strive to achieve diversification of weapons and equipment sources. If you can open the supply channels in Japan, and India’s future weapons and equipment imports will be more at ease.
, and strive to occupy a favorable position in the Asia-Pacific military security, a new pattern. During the Cold War, Europe is the focus of U.S. global strategy. U.S. military structure built in the Asia-Pacific region, is subordinate to and serve the U.S. military structure built in Europe. With the U.S. global strategic focus adjustment, the direction of the Asia-Pacific Asia-Pacific military will face a pattern of structural adjustment. In fact, the military relations between China and Japan and India and the United States is undergoing new changes: Japan-US military relations are gradually to some extent the partnership into the master-servant relationship during the Cold War, the United States may replace Russia as India’s largest supplier of weapons. Bilateral military exercises between China and Japan and India to the US-led multilateral joint military exercises, but also the opportunity to show of military strength, to improve their “worth” and “weight”, and thus occupy a new pattern of reconstruction after the Asia-Pacific military advantageous position.