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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe departed for Tokyo from Ahmedabad, a while ago.
Bullet train should run between Delhi, Kolkata: Akhilesh Yadav
Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav today said the Narendra Modi government should have launched the bullet train project for New Delhi-Kolkata route.
"In my opinion, it should have been between New Delhi and Kolkata passing through Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which have maximum number of unemployed and poor," Yadav said. Read the full story here.
Modi faces fire as he launches bullet train project
The main opposition Congress called the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed train an "election bullet train" project launched with an eye on the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls, BJP's ally Shiv Sena said it might be a dream project of PM Modi but not for the common man. Read the full story here.
India, Japan agree to strengthen cooperation against Pak-based terror groups
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe asked Islamabad to bring to book the perpetrators of terror strikes, including those involved in the Mumbai (2008) and Pathankot (2016) attacks, according to a joint statement issued after their annual summit. Read the full story here.
Here's the full address of PM Modi at the India-Japan Business Plenary
India-Japan make progress on aviation
The two countries have signed an agreement under which airlines from both countries can operate an unlimited number of flights to and from the two countries.
Japan's All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines, and India's Air India and Jet Airways will benefit from the agreement.
The India-Japan Business Plenary has now concluded.
With the strength of our friendship & trust, I invite more and more Japanese people and companies to come, live and work in India: PM Modi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 14, 2017
PM Modi while addressing the India-Japan Business Plenary said, "21st century is Asia's century".
He urged more Japanese companies and people to work in India and assured them support "wherever it is required".
A series of administrative reforms have significantly improved the business sentiment in the country: PM Modi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 14, 2017
PM Modi speaks at the Business Plenary
PM Modi announces that four locations across the country have been finalized for Japanese Industrial Townships development. The townships will be established in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu.
PM Modi said that the two sides had concluded a number of agreements on very important issues and that over the last three years, India has worked very hard on the front of 'ease of doing business'
These reforms and initiatives are all geared to preparing India for the 21st century, PM Modi said.
"We are positioning India as a global manufacturing hub," he added.
PM Modi speaks at the Business Pleanary
Speaking at the India-Japan Business Plenary, Indian PM Modi said, "When I first visited Japan as CM of Gujarat, I had said that I want to see a mini Japan in Gujarat. Today that dream has come true".
The prime minister also said that Gujarat’s Industry and Government still cherish that Japan was the first partner country in the state's Vibrant Gujarat event.
PM Abe speaks at the India-Japan Business Plenary
Speaking at the India-Japan Business Plenary, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appreciated PM Narendra Modi's 'decisive leadership'.
He also said that the two sides had received 'very positive' recommendations from the India-Japan Business Forum.
The Japanese prime minister also said that people to people contact and tourists visiting Japan have doubled in last five years and that he wants to 'more and more people visit' Japan.
India-Japan ties 'blossoming'
Ties between India and Japan have blossomed as Modi and Abe increasingly see eye-to-eye in countering growing Chinese assertiveness across Asia, a report in Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper has said.
Japanese investment into India has surged in areas ranging from automotives to infrastructure in the remote northeast, making Tokyo its third-largest foreign direct investor, it further said.
Tokyo hopes that by gaining a head start on rival exporters of rail technology such as China and Germany, its companies will be able to dominate business in one of the most promising markets for high-speed rail equipment, it added.
Here's the full India-Japan Joint Statement. Read it here.
PM Modi and PM Abe inaugurated the Bullet Train Research Institute in Vadodara via video conferencing.
Fearing land acquisition, farmers protest bullet train project
Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe launched the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, a group of farmers from Boisar in Palghar district protested against the project fearing acquisition of their lands, reports PTI.
The farmers, who held the demonstration outside Boisar railway station, said they will be ruined if their agricultural lands are acquired for the project.
Here are some of the MoUs signed between the two sides today:
- MEA and MOFA signed the Japanese Language education in India and Japan
- India-Japan Act East Forum agreement
- India Post and Japan Post signed an agreement related to Administrative Instruction for the Implementation of Cool EMS service
- DIPP and METI signed the India-Japan Investment Promotion Road map
- International academic and sports exchange between Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE)and Nippon Sports Science University, Japan (NSSU)
- MOC between METI and the State of Gujarat on ‘Japan-India special programme for Make In India’ in Mandal Bechraj-Khoraj in Gujarat
- Exchange of RoD on Civil Aviation Cooperation also known as the 'Open Sky' policy
- Agreement for exchange programme between interdisciplinary theoretical and mathematical sciences programme (iTHEMS), RIKEN and National Centres for Biological Sciences (Simons-NCBS)
- Disaster risk management agreement
- Joint Research Contract between National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
- Letter of intent exchanged between Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) and University of Tsukuba, Japan
- Letter of intent between Sports Authority of India (SAI) and University of Tsukuba, Japan
- Between RIS and IDE-JETRO for promotion of Cooperation in Research Related Activities