India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla has said that “growing convergence” between India, Japan on “strategic and economic issues” has the “potential to shape a multi-polar world that is more peaceful, secure and sustainable.” Both countries share close relations and had elevated ties to “Special Strategic and Global Partnership”.
Both countries have an annual summit-level mechanism, that alternates between the two countries as 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministers dialogue.
FS Shringla said, “progress in the economic pillar of our ties has been accompanied by an increasing convergence in our strategic outlook towards the region. This is reflected in our shared vision for a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.”.
He explained, that “this convergence is not only seen in bilateral exchanges but also in the increasing comfort in working with other like-minded partners through plurilateral forums, involving other partners.”
India, US, Australia, Japan have a Quad grouping that had the first heads of government level meeting earlier this year virtually.