Japan will have to devote an increasing amount of time, energy and resources to the troubled security front.
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This turnaround in the ties is in stark contrast to the Cold War-era when the two sides did not see eye-to-eye.
Beijing is trying to move into what New Delhi has traditionally seen as its own backyard.
The new government has to weigh its interests very carefully internationally as countries across the world woo Myanmar.
Beijing’s cloak-and-dagger moves in the South China Sea and beyond has led to Tokyo and New Delhi become more amicable.
New Delhi will have to stay the course in Afghanistan in the light of its long-term interests.