Japan has been instrumental in providing the highest level of diplomatic support to India and Bhutan, as they face one of their worst standoffs with China at Doklam. This diplomatic support holds great significance, especially considering the fact that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would be visiting India next month from September 13 to 15.The diplomatic support to India and Bhutan in the Doklam standoff is being provided by the Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu and his team of diplomats. Japan has been monitoring the Doklam standoff situation very closely and it feels that the issue has the potential to spark a full-fledged war between India and China.
Japan also believes that such a war could be devastating for the region’s development. Japan has expressed that all such issues need to be resolved through dialogue, which is why it is providing diplomatic support to India and Bhutan. It may be recalled that Japan had faced similar territorial disputes with China in the past, and it has consistently maintained that use of force should be avoided. Japan said that use of force to change the status quo should be avoided by all stakeholders in the interest of peace. Most countries including Japan are aware of the expansionist tendencies of China, and they can understand what India may be experiencing at this time.