Shinzo Abe's visit to New Delhi lays the foundation for a robust strategic partnership

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Article on strategic ties between Japan and India, following news that a new ambitious infrastructure project linking India's political capital with its economic capital - a 1,483 km long, $90 billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial capital will kick start with Japanese capital: loans worth $4.5 billion. Developments around the South China Sea have implications for energy-dependent Japan, which imports nearly 90 percent of its oil through the sea. Dr Harsh Pant argues that this is a key reason for Japan to seek friends in the Indian Ocean, through which China energy lines flow: 'The two states should now be working more closely with other like-minded states in the region so that a more stable defence framework can be evolved in the region which has been shaken to the core by China's faster-than-expected military rise,' he said.
Period24 Jan 2014
Held atIndia Today, India