Recently, India and Japan have decided to collaborate in the field of technical development. The countries are planning on developing 5G and 5G plus technologies. In this project, India and Japan are likely to take help of other QUAD strategic dialogue members such as the US, Australia, and Israel.
Next month in Japan, QUAD Foreign Ministers are scheduled for a discussion on the development of next-generation telecommunications technologies.
As per government sources, while India and Japan have decided to venture into 5G and plus technologies, India is also planning on 3GPP, umbrella mobile telecommunications standard organization. India has also been successful in the global standards consortium to accept the first Indian rural standard for telecommunication.
India, along with its partners, is now likely to strive for more technological global standards. As it seems, India has realised that majority of 3GPP standards have been set by the Chinese telecommunication development companies.
On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked with the newly appointed Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Reportedly, the two Prime Ministers have decided to take the bilateral special strategic and global partnership to a new level. It is known that Prime Minister Suga told PM Modi that Japan wanted to push QUAD with other three partners and contribute to multilateral efforts for a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” Notably, both India and Japan have faced Chinese aggression this year with a stand-off with Chinese Army in Ladakh and muscle-flexing in the Senkaku Islands.
An official source of Hindustan Times said, “India and Japan have agreed to closely cooperate and develop the 5G and advanced technologies with US and Australia ramping up technological support. We are also taking help from Israel. There are discussions on within the government and our 5G policy will take a final shape in the coming days. But Japan will be a close partner nevertheless,”
Notably, On September 10 of this year, India and Japan also signed an acquisition and cross-servicing agreement. The agreement allows the Japanese Self Defence Forces and the Indian Armed Forces to share supplies and transport duties.