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Japan, India reinforce bulwark against China

Abe, Modi aim to contain Beijing's expansion on land and sea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, shakes hand with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar, India. (Pool photo)   © Kyodo

GANDHINAGAR, India -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian counterpart Narendra Modi reaffirmed the bilateral security and infrastructure collaboration aimed at countering China's territorial encroachment during their meeting here Thursday.

The two leaders agreed to expand three-way joint exercises conducted by the Indian and U.S. navies and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Abe and Modi also saw eye-to-eye on continuing discussions surrounding the pending purchase of several Japanese-made US-2 amphibious aircraft.

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