Hamburg, July 9: The two powerful Asian countries Japan, India possess a very good bilateral relation. The friendly relation of Japan PM Shinzo Abe, Indian Narendra Modi has helped to reach this relation a higher level. On the sideline of G-20 summit, the leaders had a talk in Hamburg. According to Japan Foreign Ministry statement, Abe expressed the desire to advance bilateral relations with India to ensure peace and prosperity in the region.
In the later part of this month, Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force is scheduled to have a trilateral drill with Indian and US Navy. China’s growing maritime assertiveness in Asia is a great concern of Japan. This trilateral drill is perceived as a response to china’s activity.
The leaders also agreed to develop the relationship in economic front. India wants to develop a high-speed railway system in metro cities. Abe may push Japan's "shinkansen" technology for that reason.
In recent years, the two countries are developing the relationship. This was the 9th time the two PMs had a talk. In coming September, Abe is expected to visit India. Abe is supposed to attend the ceremony in Ahmadabad. The planned 500-km railway will link Mumbai and Ahmedabad, the two major cities of western India. The service of the planned link expected to start in 2023.
This latest meeting was after such a time when Japan’s parliament has approved a nuclear treaty with India.