Fumio Kishida, the prime minister of Japan, arrived in New Delhi on Monday morning to discuss methods to strengthen bilateral ties in a variety of areas, including high technology, commerce, and investment.
Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Fumio Kishida are scheduled to meet later in the day to address the G20 and G7 presidencies of Japan and India, respectively.
During the visit, the Japanese prime minister is anticipated to present his vision for a “free and open Indo-Pacific,” with an emphasis on India’s expanding significance for the area. The extensive discussions between PM Modi and PM Kishida are likely to touch on the shifting security environment in the Indo-Pacific against the background of China’s growing military assertiveness.
It is anticipated that the arrival of the Japanese prime minister will last about 27 hours.
He is scheduled to present his “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Plan for Peace” in the afternoon at a prestigious think center.
The strategy is anticipated to emphasize India’s importance to the Indo-Pacific region.
In his keynote address at the renowned Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore in June of last year, Prime Minister Kishida promised to outline the Indo-Pacific strategy in the spring.
By next spring, I will present a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific Plan for Peace” that will support Japan’s efforts to advance the idea of a free and open Indo-Pacific, with a focus on providing patrol vessels and improving maritime law enforcement capabilities, as well as cyber security, digital and green initiatives, and economic security, he had stated.
The strategy is anticipated to give specifics regarding Japan’s approach and policy towards the Indo-Pacific.
Almost all of the major countries have recently released their plans for the Indo-Pacific.
In order to uphold and enhance the rules-based international order in the Indo-Pacific, Japan has been advocating for a free and open Indo-Pacific.