Japan and India Are Better Off Aligned Than Allied, The Diplomat Magazine, 2 July 2018

Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Social Science (Political Science) Rohan Mukherjee contributed an article in The Diplomat, an international current affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region, on international relations between Japan and India. Dr Mukherjee opined that Japan and India may be best served by their existing alignment instead of pursuing an alliance. He cites three reasons why an alliance between the two countries is unlikely to materialise, but noted that their strategic partnership is thriving. He concluded that as long as Japan continues to invest in India’s hard-power potential and India continues to coordinate strategy with Japan, both countries will find themselves stronger in the event of a future diplomatic or military crisis.

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