first_img“In addition, the cooperation with India in defence”In addition, the cooperation with India in defence facilities and technologies is the first time that Japan transfers large-scale military equipment to a foreign country after Japan announced the Three Principles on Transfer of Defensc Equipment and Technology and abandoned its long-held Three Principles on Arms Exports,” it said.”Through the above mentioned cooperation, the Abe administration hopes to draw close security and defense relations with India so as to establish the democratic security diamond that Abe has been relentlessly pursuing since 2007,” it said.”Modi has also given returns. The joint statement with Abe mentioned the South China Sea for the first time to show his support for Abes involvement in the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.”Back in October when New Delhi invited Tokyo to join the Malabar exercises, Indias policy on the security of the Indian Ocean had changed, the paper said.It also shows the maritime part of Abes “democratic security diamond” that aims at containing China is almost in place”, it said.”Japan hopes to help India become an economic giant and benefit from the results. It also shows that Japan is determined to compete with China along the route of the One Belt, One Road,” it said. PTI KJV NSAlast_img