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Japan-India Maritime Cooperation; By Commodore R. Seshadri Vasan IN (Retd.)

Updated: Sep 1, 2022

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Article No. 028/2018

The close relations between Japan and India in recent years assume significant importance. Japan needs the support of India as much as India needs the support of Japan. There has been commendable progress in maritime security cooperation. The expansion in scale and complexity of the Malabar Exercise in the Bay of Bengal in July 2017 (MALABAR-17) has invited a lot of attention from our neighbours. The two leaders are keen in strengthening and enhancing exchanges in Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) in the Indo-Pacific region. This Resource Paper is an attempt to understand and appreciate the efforts taken by the two leaders.

~ Suguna Ramamoorthy, Secretary – General (IJCCI)

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[Commodore RS Vasan IN (Retd) is Regional Director, Chennai Chapter of National Maritime Foundation (NMF), New Delhi, and Director, C3S. The views expressed here are his own and do not reflect the official policy or position of any institution he is affiliated with. He can be reached at]

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