New Delhi, Oct 27: Japan is mulling to take India, Australia and the United States onboard for its plans on building a project like China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative. The country is set to propose a strategic dialogue with the countries to counter China’s ambitious project. A report said that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may present the proposal for the four-nation dialogue to the US President Donald Trump on November 6. (Also read: As India skips OBOR summit in China, President Xi Jinping sends a message to Delhi: 10 Points) Also Read - LIVE RR vs PBKS IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score, Today's Match 4 Updates: Samson Hundred in Vain; Punjab Beat Rajasthan by 4 Runs
India is opposed to China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative as it will pass from Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir. If the plan between the four nations materialises, it will help India to neutralise China’s bid to establish economic dominance in the region through its OROB project. Also Read - Retail Inflation Climbs to 5.52% in March | Know What's Costly And What's Cheaper
The Hindustan Times had reported that the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was in India recently, had suggested Sushma Swaraj that India and the US must build roads and ports across South Asia to Asia-Pacific to country China’s OROB. Also Read - 3 Men Killed in Accident Just an Hour After Being Fined for Triple Riding on a Bike
Japan’s foreign minister Taro Kono told a Nikkei business daily on Thursday that he had shared his plans to bring the four nations on the table to Tillerson and Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop in August. He said he had also offered Britain and France roles in the partnership. He also said that the plan also entails free trade, defence cooperation in Southeast, South and Central Asia.
Under this, Japan may propose building ports and high-speed road networks connecting Asia to Africa.