Date: Feb 13, 2017
Indo-Japanese relations constitute one of the most rapidly expanding bilateral relations in Asia. The shared values between these two countries have led to a special strategic and global partnership. Diverging from the traditional economic nature of their relationship, the two countries are now collaborating on the strategic front, thereby actively contributing to regional stability, maritime security, counterterrorism, nuclear disarmament and energy cooperation. Both India and Japan have high stakes in the Indo-Pacific region. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent statement — Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy — embodies the convergent economic and strategic imperatives for both Japan and India to maintain peace and stability in the region. The key issues that will be discussed include geostrategy, maritime security and economic cooperation and connectivity in the Indo-Pacific region. Read the programme here.


Abhijit Singh, Senior Fellow, ORF Arvind Gupta, Deputy National Security Advisor, Government of India Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Director General, Institute of National Security Studies (INSSSL), Sri Lanka Amb. Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore David Brewster, Senior Research Fellow, Australia National University, Australia Elichi Katahara, Professor and Director of International Exchange and Libraries, (NIDS), Ministry of Defence, Japan Amb. Kenji Hiramatsu, Embassy of Japan, New Delhi K.V. Kesavan, Distinguished Fellow, ORF Kiran Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India Prabir De, Professor, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi Renato Cruz De Castro, Professor, De La Salle University, Philippines Takashi Terada, Professor, Doshisha University, Japan Yoichiro Sato, Dean, International Cooperation and Research, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan The timing of the event is from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Venue Address

The Leela Palace, New Delhi