Saturday, April 23, 2005

Strategic Partnerships

After US and china. It is time for japan to court india. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is visiting india on thursday.

Condi rice talked about stratergic partnership and promises of making india a super power, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said china will support india for permanent membership in the UN security council and agreed to a strategic and cooperative partnership for peace and prosperity. Now on the eve of Japanese prime minister india visit, Japanese ambassador Yasukuni Enoki says "Japan is ready to provide a strategic orientation to this global partnership by recognizing India as a major responsible power of Asia".

It's good time for india. The Rise of the Dragon is changing the equations in asia and india will be a major player in balancing the power in asia. Everybody seem to want to please india now. So far india has played it safe by being non committal and reaping rewards from all direction. Hope the indian think tank makes full use of the current situation to realize india's goal.

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