With the Indo-Pacific region gaining traction in the geopolitical dimension of the current global political theatre, India and Japan with their geostrategic locations stand at key positions to play necessary roles in ensuring a free, open and secure seas in terms of both trade and security in the region. Sharing similar views with regard to the freedom of navigation and securing the open seas and facing common security dilemma and threats, the importance of the relationship between two of the oldest civilisations of the continent becomes significant especially in the maritime dimension. Hence, this paper seeks to study the importance of the Indo-Pacific region, the nautical relationship between India and Japan and the role that the two countries can play with each other and collectively with others to ensure that the security of the region remains intact while maintaining the sovereignty of the region and not become a pawn in the greater political theatre.
Rinreichon H. Shimray, North Eastern Hill University, India
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