Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with Narendra Modi
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with Narendra Modi. Reuters

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Thursday and discussed ways to strengthen the India-Japan partnership both in the bilateral context and beyond.

Abe, who arrived in Gujarat's commercial capital Ahmedabad on Wednesday, is in India for the 12th India-Japan annual summit.

Here's a look at some of the issues that gained significance during Abe's India tour:

  • India got its first bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai on Thursday morning. The Rs 1.10 trillion train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai is expected to be completed by 2022.
  • PM Modi and PM Abe called for Pakistan to bring to justice perpetrators of terror attacks including 2008 Mumbai and 2016 Pathankot attacks, ANI reported.
  • PM Modi and PM Abe condemned in the strongest terms North Korea's continued development of its nuclear weapons & ballistic missile programs, ANI reported.
  • India Post and Japan Post to start a 'cool box service' for Japanese living in India so that they can order their favorite food from Japan, ANI reported.
  • The two countries are expected to announce the launch of the Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC), regarded as a counter to China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which seeks to connect China by land and sea to Southeast, South and Central Asia, and beyond to the Middle East, Europe and Africa: reports suggest.