Ramesh Thakur writes :The destiny of Asia in this century will be shaped by the triangular relationship between China, India, and Japan. The 'strategic footprint' of that triangle will cover the world. Cooperation between them will help to anchor peace and prosperity in Asia. Rivalry and conflict will roil the world.

Japan is the economic powerhouse that is slowly but surely shaking off the shackles on the deployment of its military forces overseas in the cause of international peace. China and India, each nuclear armed and with a billion people, are the heartland of the world. Their phenomenal growth over the...

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