‘Peacetime cooperation’ will be strengthened by efforts by India and Japan

India and Japan would rather work to improve their “peacetime cooperation,” said External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on 28 July, dodging a question about how the two nations would cooperate in case of a conflict in the Taiwan straits or between India and China at the Line of Actual Control. The External Affairs Minister and visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi said the two nations were “natural partners” in tackling the difficulties of a “future world order” while speaking at a think tank event in Delhi.