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Cold War Legacy

Here’s a caveat to the Narendra Modi-Shinzo Abe bonding over high-speed rail and the Indo-Pacific. Japanese policymakers and the academic community still view India through the Cold War prism. So ‘non-aligned’ India must be kept in its proper place and balanced off by Pakistan. This view also sees Islamabad as the injured party in the partition of the sub-continent. Doing business with a nuclear India outside the Non-Proliferation Treaty is distasteful. Such views are changing but perhaps not at the pace of the high speed rail.