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PM Modi leaves for Japan, says would boost railway ties between nations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, in his pre-departure statement before leaving for Japan stated that he would try to boost the railway cooperation between India and Japan. The PM who is schedule to participate in the annual bilateral summit in Tokyo said

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 10 Nov 2016 4:53 AM GMT

PM Modi leaves for Japan, says would boost railway ties between nations
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, in his pre-departure statement before leaving for Japan stated that he would try to boost the railway cooperation between India and Japan. The PM who is schedule to participate in the annual bilateral summit in Tokyo said," The high-speed railway cooperation between India and Japan is a shining example of the strength of our cooperation".

He further stated that boosting the railway cooperation would boost government's 'Make in India' plan. "It would not only boost our trade and investment ties, but will also create skilled jobs in India and would improve our infrastructure besides boosting our 'Make in India' mission."

It may be recalled that during Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's visit to India earlier in 2015, the east Asian economic super power had said that it was committed to cooperate with India for construction of a high speed railway line between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

What else Modi stated?

  • Both of us will also visit the Kawasaki Heavy Industries facility in Kobe, where the high speed railway is manufactured.
  • Today, Japan is one of the top investors in India but many Japanese companies, which are household names in India, have been committed to the potential of Indian economy for several decades.
  • I would have a detailed interaction with top business leaders from India and Japan to look for ways to further strengthen trade and investment ties.

It may be mentioned that this would be Modi's second visit to Japan after he assumed office in 2014. The PM is also expected to call on Japanese Emperor Akihito to review the entire spectrum of the bilateral cooperation with the former's Japanese counterpart on November 11 in Tokyo.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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