As India moves toward ordering Japanese amphibious aircraft, it probably helps that the two countries are becoming closer diplomatically. Each is disconcerted by the rise of China, which is friendly with neither. And in international relations, partners—existing and potential—tend to put a lot of emphasis on trade in defense equipment.  India is likely to order nine -ShinMaywa US-2 amphibious aircraft this year, officials say, filling a navy search-and-rescue requirement and ...

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