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September 14, 2017 11:20 AM India's first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

AHMEDABAD: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday inaugurated India's first bullet train project - a US$19 billion line in the home state of Indian leader Narendra Modi intended to revitalise the country's vast but dilapidated network. The initiative is seen as emblematic of fast warming relations between New Delhi and Tokyo, who are seeking to combat 3

September 14, 2017 9:42 AM Regional countries should have partnerships not alliances: China

China today hoped that the growing ties between India and Japan would be conducive to the peace and stability and insisted that the countries in the region should work for partnership instead of forming an alliance. The comments by the Chinese Foreign Ministry came as New Delhi and Tokyo sought to firm up their close ties during Japanese Prime Minister 3

September 14, 2017 9:42 AM Modi, Abe launch India's first bullet train project

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday (Sept 14) launched India's first bullet train project, setting into motion a new wave of rail modernisation in the South Asian country and further deepening cooperation between the two countries. The two leaders took part in a groundbreaking ceremony in the city of Ahmedabad 3

September 14, 2017 9:29 AM Japan, India to deal with North Korea jointly: Shinzo Abe

North Korea will have to roll back its missile and nuclear programmes, visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in Gandhinagar at the end of his bilateral discussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing the media, Mr. Abe said that India-Japan ties will have an impact at the global level and both sides will deal with bilateral, regional 3

September 14, 2017 7:22 AM Prime Minister Modi On Bullet Train Critics Then And Now

Ahmedabad: Critics who earlier dismissed the bullet train as "big talk" are now asking what use it is, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi today after inaugurating work on India's first bullet train in collaboration with Japan, whose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe jointly launched the project in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. "When I was in Gujarat and used to speak 4

September 14, 2017 7:22 AM Modi, Abe bonhomie on display as they kick-off bullet train project

Often referring to each other as 'personal friends' in their speeches, the two dignitaries likened the kick-off of the 508 kilometre-long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) to the catalyst for building new India. This is reminiscent of what the Shinkansen bullet train did to Japan's economy since its launch in 1964. "I love Gujarat and the thrilling 4

September 14, 2017 7:22 AM Before bullet train leaves Ahmedabad for Mumbai, here are the challenges for railways

The foundation stone for the Bullet train project was laid down near Sabarmati railway station in Gujarat today. The first bullet train will leave the station in five years. But, before it becomes a reality, the railways has to overcome several obstacles. With rising concerns over safety of trains in backdrop, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese 4

September 14, 2017 1:18 AM Abe-Modi bromance may not overcome hurdles to submarine sale

NEW DELHI (Bloomberg) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds his 10th summit with India's leader Narendra Modi on Thursday (Sept 14), underscoring the importance of strategic ties between the countries as the two face an increasingly assertive China. Supplying submarine technology would lock Japan and India into an even tighter defence relationship 3

September 13, 2017 2:36 PM Modi, Abe visit 16th century mosque in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday visited Sidi Saiyyed Ki Jaali, a 16th century mosque in the old city of Ahmedabad, soon after the latter's arrival here on a two-day visit+ . Modi received Abe and his wife Akie Abe+ at the mosque which is famous for its latticework windows, and took them on a tour of the complex 7

September 13, 2017 2:36 PM PM Modi, Shinzo Abe Visit Iconic Mosque In Ahmedabad

After receiving Shinzo Abe at the airport and taking him on an open jeep roadshow to Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati ashram, PM Modi escorted him to the iconic mosque built in the 16th century. Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe today visited the Sidi Saiyyed Ki Jaali mosque in Ahmedabad, the last of the major 6