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Japan-India 'Space Dialogue' to include surveillance sharing

Partners hope to keep tabs on China and advance lunar exploration

Bilateral discussions will help Japan and India coordinate efforts to improve security by tracking satellites and ships. 

TOKYO -- Japan and India are moving to share satellite data and surveillance technologies, acknowledging the strategic importance of monitoring outer space and the world's oceans.

The Japan-India Space Dialogue, established in October by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, aims in part to keep pace with the U.S., China and Russia in this area.

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