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Bigger Japanese role in development of northeastern India

Bigger Japanese role in development of northeastern India

Both also said that the Malabar trilateral naval exercise will deepen cooperation between India, Japan and the U.S. The punctuality and zero-accident record of the ultra-efficient Shinkansen is a source of great pride for Japan.The train has a top speed of up to 350 kilometres an hour - more than double the maximum speed of the fastest trains operating in India.

Despite this, big ticket deals like the sale of US-2 amphibious aircraft to India continue to be in limbo despite serious negotiations.

A joint statement issued following the discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe said both leaders "welcomed the India-Japan cooperation on development of India's northeastern region as a concrete symbol of developing synergies between India's Act East policy and Japan's Free and Open Indo Pacific Strategy". The growth in bilateral trade too is still laggard.

India also has an open sky agreement with the USA, among other countries. During his last visit in December 2015, Abe was in Varanasi, PM Modi's Lok Sabha constituency.

The two countries have inked a pact for a "cool box service" which will ferry food from Japan to India. Japan is now India's third largest investor. It did not make any specific reference to the disputes in the South China Sea. In a not so subtle dig at China, Modi and Abe underlined the importance of all countries in ensuring the development and use of connectivity infrastructure "in an open, transparent and non-exclusive manner based on worldwide standards and responsible debt financing practices, while ensuring respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, rule of law, and the environment". China has been in the core of economic cooperation in Asia.

Indian troops martyr two youth in IHK
The slain militants were identified as Dawood Illahi and Sayar Wani, both residents of Kulgam and affiliated with Hizbul. In exchange of firing between militants and Government forces two insurgents were killed and one OGW was arrested.


"In this context, the two prime ministers welcomed a series of cultural events successfully held through the Year of India-Japan Friendly Exchanges in 2017", the statement said.

Earlier, an editorial in the Global Times had said how geo economics would trump geo politics and "China's vast trade with Japan and India greatly dwarfs bilateral trade between India and Japan".

The project also signals New Delhi and Tokyo's close ties amid China's growing assertiveness in the region.

He said that development of infrastructure in the northeastern region would help India open out much more to Myanmar, Bangladesh and beyond.

The Joint Research Contract between National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Japan and Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will conduct joint research and to establish an International Center named as "DBT-AISTInternational CENter for Translational & Environmental Research (DAICENTER)" at AIST, Japan in order to promote science and technology in both the institutions and countries.


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