New Delhi, September 11: Japan, an all-weather friend of India is developing gradually a stronger relationship with India. The bonding of two Asian countries will move forward one step further with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India from 13th September. During Abe’s visit, the 12th India-Japan annual summit will take place.
Japan and India have a multifaceted relationship with cooperation in different sectors. Railway technology holds a special importance in the bilateral relationship. Japan PM Abe will join the inauguration ceremony of Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train service. Normally Mumbai-Ahmedabad journey takes 8 or 8.5 hours but this new high-speed rail will take 3-3.5 hours only.
As per a statement from Ministry of External Affairs, two Prime ministers will review the recent progress in the multifaceted cooperation between India and Japan under the framework of their 'Special Strategic and Global Partnership' and will set its future direction.
Ahead of Abe’s visit, the government has started to set up a brand new ‘Japanese Industrial Park’ which is spread over 1555 hectares. The industrial park is situated on the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) passing through Ahmedabad. Already in Gujarat, there are over 80 Japanese companies in the state including the likes of Maruti Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Nippon, Hitachi, Panasonic, and others.