India And Japan

Yesterday, Prime Minister Abe’s featured article on the eve of his India visit raised a positive swell of hope and committment. Today, China Global Times writes of Abe’s visit as an attempt to contain China.

Japan will execute the 15 billion bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. It has the extended potential of 1000 billion over the next 7-10 years, considering the other train routes that need similar conversion. A great start for India – Japan partnership…

Truth Within, Shines Without

Prime Minister Modi’s ongoing visit to Japan is about a new partnership between the two countries. Japan is already a top investor in India, even if China is the leading bilateral trade partner. There are over 1000 Japanese companies in India, and a very significant surge in their number is sure to follow in coming months.

Both the prime ministers at the scheduled bilateral summit are unabashed nationalists and have a hard nose for filling their agenda with decisions that back their vision for their respective countries. Abe and Modi are expected to strengthen security ties and finalise a framework for defence coordination. Supply of US-2 amphibian search and rescue aircraft to India has been discussed since December last and the Abe administration has eased the nation’s long-held ban on weapons exports, including technology transfers, in April this year. The two leaders are expected to continue joint maritime drills in addition to trilateral ones with the…

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