An agreement on mutual supply and services between the armed forces of the two countries was concluded in New Delhi in the run-up to the annual Indojapain summit. The two countries worked hard to conclude this acquisition agreement and cross-service agreement. The date and agenda of the annual India-Japan summit have yet to be set. CASA is talking about a nearly two-decade strategic convergence process between New Delhi and Tokyo, two major swing powers in Asia-Pacific. Following a visit by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori to India in 2000, the two countries agreed on their geopolitical interests in the Indo-Pacific region. In fact, India and Japan anchor together the two ends of Indo-Pacific space. Given the growing concerns it raises about China, it is not surprising that further progress is building on previous pioneering agreements, including its 2006 declaration on a “strategic and global partnership” and the conclusion of a joint declaration on security cooperation in 2008. In the preamble to their 2008 agreement, for example, it was said that the two countries had a “reciprocal interest in the progress and prosperity of the other.” This is still true today, especially as in New Delhi and Tokyo, the sustainability of Asia`s regional security architecture is increasingly worrying in the face of an emerging and more ambitious China. The agreement was signed by Defense Minister Ajay Kumar and Japanese Ambassador Suzuki Satoshi.

According to the Defense Ministry statement, “the agreement signed on Wednesday concerns the reciprocal provision of supplies and services between the Indian armed forces and Japan`s self-defense forces.” New Delhi: A week before Shinzo Abe`s departure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke of common memories with his “dear friend” and announced the signing of the much-anticipated military logistics agreement. The countries intended to sign the Acquisition and Cross Service Agreement (ACSA) last December during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s planned visit to Guwahati in eastern India. But the trip was canceled after violent protests erupted in the city against a controversial immigration law.