India Inc India Inc: Wednesday, 04 January 2017 13:30

Arc of Democracy: Good for Asia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with whom Modi shares close ties, is close to becoming India’s “all weather friend”.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has spoken of the “Arc of Democracy”, with Tokyo and New Delhi as its two ends and encompassing the ASEAN, Australia and South Korea in between as the ideal architecture for the 21st century, which many have already dubbed Asia’s century.

His Indian counterpart and good friend Narenda Modi has outlined a similar template for India’s foreign policy doctrine – Act East. This doctrine builds on India’s existing Look East policy but adds a strong strategic element to what was till recently only an economic outreach programme. Login/Sign up to Read more...

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