Joint Japan-India naval exercises indicate that geopolitical rivalries are heating up in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Photo: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force via Twitter Joint Japan-India naval exercises indicate that geopolitical rivalries are heating up in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Photo: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force via Twitter
Joint Japan-India naval exercises indicate that geopolitical rivalries are heating up in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Photo: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force via Twitter

India-Japan naval exercises: a message for China?

  • Moves come after 20 Indian soldiers were killed fighting Chinese troops in the Himalayas and amid Beijing’s dispute with Tokyo over the Diaoyu Islands
  • China’s assertiveness in the South and East China Seas has acted as a spur to bring together India and Japan, analysts say

Topic |   China-India relations
Joint Japan-India naval exercises indicate that geopolitical rivalries are heating up in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Photo: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force via Twitter Joint Japan-India naval exercises indicate that geopolitical rivalries are heating up in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Photo: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force via Twitter
Joint Japan-India naval exercises indicate that geopolitical rivalries are heating up in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Photo: Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force via Twitter
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