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International relations

India and Japan combine forces to counter China

Cooperation includes both economic and military aspects

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at a press conference during Modi's visit to Tokyo in November 2016.   © Reuters

Japan and India, Asia's second and third largest economies respectively, are achieving closer strategic convergence, a development that could reshape Asia. Since 2014, the two countries have elevated their ties to a "special strategic and global partnership," shaping the security and economic architecture of Asia in an apparent move to counter the rising power of China.

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