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The Japanese relationship is very crucial to us at such times, in the face of a possible confrontation with China.

The Cold War is marked for shifting the geopolitical centre of gravity from the Euro-Atlantic to the Indo-Pacific region. Asian economies are now worth for more than half of global GDP and are becoming larger.

According to President Xi Jinping’s ‘two guides’ policy, China should guide ‘the shaping of the new world order’ and safeguard ‘international security’. The BRI is also complemented by a growing Chinese naval presence in the Indian Ocean.

Differences with China did not begin with Doklam, they began long ago in the form of:

  • Visa issue for Indians belonging to Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Growing incidents of incursions along the disputed boundary.
  • Blocking of India’s bid to join the NSG.
  • Ensuring that Pakistan-based terrorist groups found no mention in the BRICS summit in Goa.
  • And preventing the inclusion of Masood Azhar from being designated as a terrorist by the UN Security Council by exercising a veto.

 

The Japanese relationship is very crucial to us at such times, in the face of a possible confrontation with China. Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor is more than symbolism. It demonstrates that high-cost Japanese technology is viable in developing countries and also that India has the absorption capacity to master it. Another major initiative that is recently launched is the Asia-Africa Growth Corridor to build connectivity for which Japan and India has committed $30 billion and $10 billion respectively. However to make this critical ‘global partnership’ work between the two countries, India needs to change its style of implementing projects abroad. That is because most of our overseas projects have been plagued by cost and time over-runs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PM Modi tweeted after the successful test of the indigenous Agni 5 missile by India.

According to American nuclear specialists, India is focusing on modernizing its nuclear stockpile with an eye on China and the nation’s nuclear weapon development which generally focused on Pakistan now seems to put expanded accentuation on China.

It is also claimed that India is currently building up a missile which can cover all of China in its range, from its bases in South India. India is also claimed to have stocked enough plutonium for 150—200 nuclear warheads but has only created around 120—130.

Taking note of that India keeps on modernizing its nuclear armoury with advancement of a few new nuclear technology only, it is evaluated that India as of now is capable of seven nuclear capable frameworks: two aircrafts, one ballistic missile which can be launched from sea, and four ballistic missiles to be launched from land.

India is assessed to have acquired roughly 600 kg of weapon-review plutonium, adequate for 150-200 nuclear warheads if all the material has been changed over into nuclear warheads. However, in view of accessible data about its nuclear capabilities and missile framework, it is gauged that India has created 120-130 nuclear warheads. India will require more warheads to arm the new missiles, which are under development at the moment.

The two stage Agni-2, which employs solid fuel and is easily transportable, is more capable than Agni-1, which can convey an ordinary or even a nuclear warhead more than 2,000 km. This missile system is most likely to be focused on southern, central, and western China.

The Agni-4 missile will be equipped for striking any target in almost all of China from north-eastern India. India is additionally building up the more long ranged Agni-5, a three-stage, easily transportable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which burns solid fuel. It will be capable for conveying a warhead more than 5,000 km. This range will enable India to build its Agni-5 bases in southern parts of the country, far from the influence of China, in the case of a conflict.