Japanese PM Shinzo Abe On India Visit; Bullet Train, Nuke Deal Top Agenda
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on a three-day India visit and welcoming on Friday Prime Minister Narendra Modi described him as a phenomenal leader and the trip will deepen ties of the two nations.
Several agreements are likely to be signed by the two counterparts including a Rs 98,000-crore deal for building up a bullet train network in India.
Indian senior officials said the relationship with Japan has seen visible changes in a short time and it is seen to impact the greatest potential to fundamentally transform India’s economy, taking it to a much higher level of growth and technology.
According to Japanese officials Tokyo has started taking New Delhi seriously after the nuclear deal made between United States and India, and it is also evident White House is taking greater geopolitical interest now.
Japan is looking ahead to provide world-class infrastructure to India and also to migrate Japanese factories to Indian soil.
Experts say the deal would benefit Japanese companies for manufacturing the bullet train tracks, the rail cars and also operating systems.
In terms of nuclear deal between the two countries India will make military purchases for armed forces.
However, it is not to forget the bitter history when India conducted its nuclear tests in 1998. Japan had imposed economic sanctions and it had also cut off financial aid to the country.