International relations are at unique crossroads at the moment. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Japan on Saturday, October 27, to hold a bilateral summit with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. This is the 12th time the two leaders, who are also known to be close personally, are meeting since Modi first visited the East Asian nation as the PM in September 2014.
However, Modi’s latest visit comes at a unique time. Just the day he reached Japan, Abe returned from a visit to China, a country which is known for its rivalries with Japan in Asia. Just compare it with Modi’s visit to Japan in 2014 when he had indirectly targeted the common enemy – China.
Four years later, it looks India and Japan have a common friend in China. Just as they say that there are no permanent friends or enemies in politics but only interests. Read More