Japanese PM Abe Pays Homage To Mahatma Gandhi At Sabarmati Ashram

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Today prime minister Modi and Shinzo Abe will arrive at Gujrat, Ahmedabad.

Ever since Narendra Modi left Gujarat to become Prime Minister in 2014, the BJP was forced to appoint two chief ministers in a bid to retain its hold on the state.

Abe, who lands in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, will be treated to authentic Japanese and Gujarati food, though a tête-à-tête a la the Indian PM and Chinese President Xi Jinping, might not take place, according to government sources.

Abe, the prime minister of Japan, is here for the 12th annual India-Japan summit. The two leaders will review the recent progress in multi-faceted cooperation between India and Japan under the framework of their Special Strategic and global Partnership and will set its future direction. and flag of PM Modi's ambitious Ahemdabad-Mumbai rail project.

Later on Thursday, Abe and Modi are scheduled to attend the ground breaking (bhoomi poojan) ceremony of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed railway, also known as bullet train project, a flagship programme of the India-Japan collaboration. The train would cover the distance of over 500 km in around two hours.

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Japan, the pioneer in Rail networks, came forward to invest in India's Bullet Train Project.

At the Sabarmati Ashram set up by Mahatma Gandhi, Abe and his wife paid homage to the Father of the Nation.

Abe is also seeking the adoption of Japanese technology by India's other railway systems.

China's statement comes more than two weeks after the 71-day long military standoff between India and China in the Doklam region of Sikkim came to an end through diplomatic channels.

Following the road show, both the leaders will be visiting the Sabarmati Ashram. PM Modi and PM Abe will also visit the mosque.

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Following this ceremony later in the evening both the leaders will then hold the 12th India-Japan annual summit at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. New Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said the train will start running between Mumbai and Ahmedabad on August 15, 2022 - when India completes 75 years of independence.

The two prime ministers' meeting followed the entry into force in July of a bilateral civilian nuclear cooperation agreement, which enables Tokyo to export nuclear power equipment and technology to New Delhi.

There is also a dinner arrangement at 'Agashiye' restaurant located near the mosque.

India's first bullet train is finally going to be reality!

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