Chinese daily smells conspiracy in India-Japan ties

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Beijing, Sept 1:Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been accused of "dividing" India and China. The daily said,"Indo-Japan ties face huge uncertainty in view of the rise of BRICS and emerging Sino-Indian cooperation."

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Global Times web edition commented on the latest visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Japan visit saying,"BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agreed to establish their own development bank, ushering Sino-Indian strategic cooperation into a new historical era."

A communist party-run newspaper, it also said,"Beijing's improving maritime strategies and the development of China-India strategic relations will inevitably exert far-reaching influence upon Japan's strategic resources, channels and markets. Consequently, dividing China and India has become a key issue for Abe."

It further added,"Tokyo and New Delhi must consider the coexistence of China, Japan and the US in the region when promoting their security cooperation. As two Asian powers, how the growing intimacy between Japan and India coordinates with US "rebalancing to Asia" strategy and cooperates with BRICS member states will wield direct influence upon regional architecture. Therefore this solicits plenty of attention."

It also said that security is another area of cooperation between India and Japan. The article also said,"When Abe travelled to India early this year, he proposed beefing up the cooperation between the two national security committees. This time, they will probably launch a "two plus two" mechanism of diplomacy and defence to intensify their collaboration in air and sea. During his India visit, Mr Abe increased the official development assistance to India to 210 billion yen (USD 2.02 billion) and provided a programme worth $ 4.5 billion to obtain orders for Japanese nuclear power firms."

"Tokyo attaches great importance to India's vast market and infrastructure projects. However, Mr Modi is more inclined to attract investment from Japanese firms to help with the manufacturing industry. "All in all, the Japan-India relationship, in the context of current international politics, witnesses too many uncertain actors in its development," it further said.

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