Japanese PM to Visit India, Kick Off High Speed Bullet Train Project

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This will be the fourth annual summit between Modi and Abe, during which the focus of talks is expected to be on trade, defence and infrastructure. Therefore, the strongly worded statements from India have been doubly reassuring. Mr Modi, an active user of social media, used the micro blogging site to welcome Mr Abe ahead of his two-day visit to Ahmedabad beginning tomorrow to inaugurate the much awaited Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project. Wherein, Japan relies on India to understand the African market and negotiate deals to counter China, which has gained a substantial foothold in the continent. The summit takes place amid rising tension in the region following the nuclear test by North Korea and growing Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea.

Hiramatsu further said, "We are living in a world that is becoming increasingly vulnerable and unpredictable, with outstanding issues like North Korea".

Modi and Abe would then have dinner at "Agashiye" restaurant located near the mosque, Patel added. In return, India will obtain increased Japanese technological support for Indian naval projects. It is also fitting that the inaugural events are being held in Gujarat, since it re-emphasises the historical links built by Kutchi traders with Zanzibar in Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. India is a key partner to carry out Prime Minister Abe's free and open Indo-Pacific strategy. The resulting framework aims to prevent any military use of the technology or transfers to other nations.

The trip to Japan would be on Trump's way to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam on November 10 and 11.

The pact is created to help meet electricity demand in the fast-growing South Asian economy through nuclear power generation, but concerns remain that technology exported to India, which conducted nuclear tests in 1974 and 1998 without joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, could be used for military purposes.

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"This bullet train is an endeavour to bring economic growth and prosperity in the country with the growth of Indian Railways adopting most modern technologies". This rail mode has an enviable zero accident record, despite travelling at over 300 kilometres an hour in Japan.

India's railway ministry said the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR), as it is officially known, will herald a new era of "safety, speed and service" for the country. With the capacity to accommodate 750 people, is expected to reduce travel time between the two cities from seven to roughly three hours. Japan is extending a soft loan of around Rs88,000 crore for the project, at an interest rate of 0.1%, to be repaid in 50 years with a 15-year grace period. Nearly 60% of Japan's trade transits through the South China Sea alone and the annual cost of using alternative routes is estimated to be worth $600 million to parts of the Japanese economy.

"I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100%", Trump said at the time.

The two leaders, who are also close friends, would take part in a eight-km-long road show that would start from the Ahmedabad airport and culminate at the Sabarmati Ashram.

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