Japanese media said that India held joint military exercises to balance China
June 9-10, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces with the visiting Indian naval fleet in the near Sagami Bay of Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan held their first joint maritime military exercises. Public opinion here, as the India-Japan strategic cooperation between the two countries continues to heat up their bilateral relations of cooperation have been gradually extended by the trade and economic and political level to the field of military security./P>
, aimed at improving the ability of strategic cooperation
after the two countries despite participate in too many countries exercise together, also held in a friendly for the purpose of simple training, but like this between the two countries held joint military exercises to enhance the strategic ability to cooperate for the purpose of the first time. Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces dispatched 1 escort group “thallium” flag Wind “two frigates and a rescue machine, a patrol helicopter, the Indian Navy sent a destroyer of the Eastern Fleet, supply ships, corvettes 4 warships.
According to Japanese media reports, the two ships of winds and waves of Sagami Bay implemented lined up to move the training to rescue victims of civilian vessels and other subjects. According to the Sankei Shimbun reported that Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Forces guard team group commander Rear Admiral bad as well Hiroyuki told reporters after joint exercises, “Indian Navy is a trusted, high ability of the Navy. The exercise of an understanding of each other capacity intention and fleet utilization is very important. “chief of staff of the Sea of ??Japan (Navy Commander) Sugimoto Masahiko at a press conference on the 5th has said,” The purpose of the joint military exercise is to improve the tactical skills and promote friendly relations, to the joint The exercise helps to maintain the stability of the Asia-Pacific region. ” In the welcoming ceremony held by the base, place, director, director of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Yokosuka Kawamura g also said that “looking forward to this visit will help deepen bilateral exchanges.
Indian Defense Ministry said in a statement on the 8th, four warships to participate in the exercises are part of India’s Eastern Naval Command, whose jurisdiction includes a large part of the waters of the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. The statement said that since the end of May this year, the four warships in the South China Sea and Northwest Pacific Ocean to the implementation of the continued deployment of the two-month mission, during which to carry out friendly exchanges with the by regional multi-national naval. The vessel formation has visited Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, South Korea. After the visit to Japan, will also go to visit China, Malaysia and other countries. Bilateral defense cooperation,
According to the U.S. “Defense News” Web site reported, this exercise in the two countries in 2008 signed a joint declaration on security cooperation on the basis of the implementation of the joint military exercise agreement reached in November last year, the two defense ministers in Tokyo. Japanese warships will be the year’s visit to India, will also be held between the two navies will exercise routine.the
reported that India-Japan joint military exercise is an important part of bilateral defense cooperation, defense exchanges between the two countries also includes the annual defense minister-level meeting and dialogue on defense policy and military senior officials dialogue. In addition, the two countries are drafting defense joint action plan, while also exploring the possibility of the establishment of the United States including multilateral strategic dialogue.Since the second half of 2010, the strategic partnership in India and Japan, the rapid warming. In July of that year, between the two countries held vice-ministerial level dialogue of the first foreign and defense sectors, “2 +2 dialogue; October, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Japan, the two countries signed an economic cooperation agreement, and rare earth nuclear energy cooperation launched intensive talks. The end of October 2011, the two ministers held in Tokyo in a new round of strategic dialogue, in addition to strengthening economic ties, but also to strengthen bilateral security cooperation in marine and other issues. November 2, Japan’s defense minister Chuan Bao husband and visiting Indian Defense Minister AK Antony held talks with the two sides in 2012 held the first joint military exercises have reached an agreement between the two countries. In addition, Noda, Japanese Prime Minister during his visit to India in December last year, also with the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the two countries to combat piracy and protect the marine safety issues.
Japan and India have more realistic to consider
According to Japanese media analysis, the Japanese Defense Ministry and Self-Defense Forces have been working with countries in the Asia-Pacific region to conduct joint training, on the one hand, continue to strengthen relations of cooperation with these countries at the political level, on the other hand, want to build a relationship of trust through joint military exercises, in order to counterbalance China. Analysts here believe that, through the exercise to strengthen relations with India, Japan, aimed to contain the military power of growing China. India after the end of the joint military exercises on China for a friendly visit is to maintain a certain balance relations between Japan and China.
media pointed out that Japan and India to enhance maritime security cooperation with more practical considerations, is to protect the country’s energy supply and trade routes smooth. India’s “Herald” had previously commented that the core position of India in the Indian Ocean, with the natural geographic advantage to protect the security of shipping channel in the Indian Ocean, Japan and India join forces, and of great significance to the security to protect the “lifeline”.
Indian media commentator Rajiv Kumar, an increasing number as the meeting point of the interests of India and China and Japan in the strategic expansion, as well as the extent of mutual rely rising, the two sides in economy, trade, political relations addition to strengthening military ties to comply with the common strategic needs. He said that from the Indian perspective, deepen cooperation with Japan in line with India “East to the needs of the Strategy.
(Newspaper, Tokyo, New Delhi, June 9)
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