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Japan, India agree to deepen defence to counter growing Chinese influence

Almost everything that takes place during the visit will in part be done with China in mind: Eurasia analysts

Reuters  |  GANDHINAGAR 

  The leaders of India and Japan agreed on Thursday to deepen defence ties and push for more cooperation with Australia and the United States, as they seek to counter growing Chinese influence across Asia. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived this week in his counterpart Narendra Modi's home state, skipping the tradition of visiting the capital of New Delhi, for the tenth meeting between two leaders since Modi came to power in 2014. Relations have deepened between Asia's second and third largest economies as Abe and Modi, who enjoy a close personal relationship, ...

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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 20:59 IST
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