Fast track to Delhi-Tokyo ties

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IN­DIA’S first bul­let train project, a $19-bil­lion ini­tia­tive link­ing Ahmedabad to Mum­bai, was launched yes­ter­day as In­dian Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi and Ja­panese coun­ter­part Shinzo Abe hailed fast-grow­ing ties be­tween Asia’s two big­gest democ­ra­cies.

The project is seen as em­blem­atic of warm­ing re­la­tions be­tween New Delhi and Tokyo, who are seek­ing to com­bat China’s grow­ing re­gional in­flu­ence.

The high-speed link, which will use Ja­panese tech­nol­ogy to con­nect the main city of Modi’s home state with In­dia’s fi­nan­cial cap­i­tal, is sched­uled for com­ple­tion by De­cem­ber 2023. — AFP

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