India’s Relationships with Developed Countries
A developed country is a sovereign state that has a
highly developed economy and advanced technological infrastructure relative to
other less industrialised nations.
been balancing the superpowers with great care and had been trying to reap the
maximum benefit for its domestic development.
the United States of America has signed a Communications Compatibility and
Security Agreement (COMCASA) that will lead to a new generation of bilateral
military partnership. It is valid for a period of 10 years. COMCASA gives India
access to advanced communication technology used in U.S. defence equipment and
allows real-time information sharing between the militaries of the two
been a significant progress in all areas particularly the growing cooperation
and exchanges include defence, counter-terrorism, nuclear energy and space.
French space launch pads are used by ISRO. India and France are cooperating on
developing smart cities Chandigarh, Nagpur and Puducherry. India and France launched
the International Solar Alliance, which brings together countries between
Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn for cooperation on solar energy.
Australia have built strategic trust over the years slowly yet steadily.
Australia and India are committed to working together to enhance maritime
co-operation with India’s bilateral naval exercise (AUSINDEX).
decided to introduce the Japan’s Shinkansen system. It is a highest class of
high- speed railway system with safety and accuracy. Delhi Metro is one of the
most successful examples of Japanese co-operation. Mumbai– Ahmedabad High Speed
Railway (MAHSR) is another area of co-operation. The Government of Japan has
offered 20 seats per year to Indian nationals for a master’s degree course in
the University of Japan for serving the Indian Railways.
manufacturing sector Japan announced its co-operation of training 30,000 Indian
people in the Japan India Institute of Manufacturing (JIM) providing Japanese
style manufacturing skills to enhance India’s manufacturing industry base and
contribute to ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ initiatives.
the first four JIMs were started in the states of Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan
and Tamil Nadu and JEC (two Japanese Endowed Courses in engineering colleges)
was established in Andhra Pradesh.
initiatives include the establishment of three India-Japan Joint Laboratories
in the area of information and communication technology (Internet of Things,
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics).