PM arrives home after concluding successful Japan visit

The two countries signed five pacts covering roads and highways, women, healthcare, clean energy etc.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 3, 2014 3:45 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and met other leaders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe (right) and met other leaders.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home on Wednesday after concluding his successful visit to Japan, which promised to give USD 35 billion to India over the next five years for developmental projects, as the two sides agreed to enhance their strategic cooperation to a new level.

He arrived here this afternoon after five-day trip during which he visited Kyoto, besides Tokyo where he held talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and met other leaders. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj received him at the airport.

The two countries signed five pacts covering defence exchanges, cooperation in clean energy, roads and highways, healthcare and women while vowing to take their relationship to newer level. Japan also lifted ban on six Indian entities including Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) which had been imposed in the aftermath of 1998 nuclear tests.

During the visit, his first bilateral outside the subcontinent since becoming Prime Minister in May, Modi invited Japanese investments while hard-selling India as a conducive destination for business particularly for the manufacturing sector.

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He told the Japanese businessmen that India was awaiting the investments with a ‘red carpet’ and not ‘red tape‘ as rules and procedures have been eased by his government. Winding up his official programme on Tuesday, Modi had expressed gratitude to Japan for reposing “trust” in India and demonstrating its friendship with a quip “yeh fevicol se be zyada mazboot jod hai (this bond is stronger than that of fevicol)”.

“This visit has been very successful,” he had said at the Indian community reception hosted in his honour here earlier. “There has been talk about billions and millions. But there has never been talk of trillions,” he said, referring to 3.5 trillion Yen (USD 35 billion or 2,10,000 crore) promised by Japan to India through public and private funding over the five years for various works, including building of smart cities and cleanup of the Ganga river.

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During the talks between Modi and Abe, the two sides agreed to enhance their defence and strategic cooperation to a new level and also decided to speed up negotiations on civil nuclear deal that could not be concluded now.

Striking good personal chemistry, the two leaders had “very fruitful” exchanges. Abe also went out of his way to receive Modi in Kyoto
when he went there on August 30 in the first leg of his tour. In Kyoto, a pact was signed under which Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi would be developed on the pattern of Kyoto ‘smart city’ with the help of Japan.

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    atamprakash s.wadhwa
    Sep 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm
    .if i write on modi's site '' interact with hon'ble prime minister every time he linger's the matter and do not either reply or take any action against my complaints but linger the matter for 72 hours.i request modi now he is back to india to please visit his office if he has time for general public grievance against the supreme court and ask his section officer v.b.hariharan my complaint is pending since when and take action immediately or if the action is not taken by mr. Modi then it will be confirmed that independence of judiciary is compromised in my case from bombay high court till supreme court and i would also suggest mr. Modi to close his site interact with hon'ble pm very urgently and immediately
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      atamprakash s.wadhwa
      Sep 3, 2014 at 12:20 pm
      .if i write on modi's site '' interact with hon'ble prime minister every time he linger's the matter and do not either reply or take any action against my complaints but linger the matter for 72 hours.i request modi now he is back to india to please visit his office if he has time for general public grievance against the supreme court and ask his section officer v.b.hariharan my complaint is pending since when and take action immediately or if the action is not taken by mr. Modi then it will be confirmed that independence of judiciary is compromised in my case from bombay high court till supreme court and i would also suggest mr. Modi to close his site interact with hon'ble pm very urgently and immediately
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        atamprakash s.wadhwa
        Sep 5, 2014 at 2:09 am
        I am also sending letters by speed post to RS PRASAD- law minister with all proofs of doents attached since his becoming law minister and also sending him mails on his e-mail id ravis@sansad,nic daily from last month but the law minister has no time either to reply to my letters or read my e-mails sent daily to him and i do not understand the duties of law minister towards the complaints of general public.Before getting the chair all the politicians promise and show very big dreams to general public but once they sit on the chair alloted to them by general public the forget the general public my case I m also requesting the chief justice of india to correct the illegalities and error of supreme court from last 16 months since my writing to supreme court two chief justice's of india Mr. Altamas Kabir & Mr.P.Sathsivam have retired and now the third chief justice Mr.R.M.Lodha is going to retire in coming 23 days I am also writing to Mr. R.M.Lodha since is taking oath as chief justice of india and also sending him mails since June 18 daily for his personal appointment and refering to his first interview on mail today '' THE APEX COURT WILL CONTINUE THE '' ACTIVISM '' FOR WHICH IT HAS BECOME KNOWN FOR THE PAST TWO DECADES OR SO COURT SHOULD NORMALLY NOT BE TOUCHING ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS BUT AT THE SAME TIME WHEREVER THERE IS ILLEGALITY WHICH REQUIRES INTERVENTION COURT SHOULD NOT SHIRK RESPONSIBILITY '' and also referring to his interview in all the newspapers of india that '' '' AT NO COST THE INDEPENDENCE OF JUDICIARY CAN BE ALLOWED TO BE COMPROMISED I WILL BE THE FIRST PERSON TO LEAVE THIS CHAIR IF I KNOW THAT INDEPENDENCE OF JUDICIARY HAS BEEN COMPROMISED I WILL NOT HOLD MY OFFICE EVEN FOR A SECOND '' . I am also asking Mr.R.M.Lodha that Idependence of judiciary has been compromised in my case from Bombay high court to supreme court when his term of second of resiging will be completed before or after his retirement term is over but Mr.R.M.Lodha is not affirmative on his statement in all newspapers of india. From yesterday I have deputed my family member who will daily give a letter in despatch section of the supreme court being the highest court of INDIA asking Mr. R.M.Lodha to be affirmetive on his statement and resign in a second .The said letter will daily be given in the despatch section of the supreme court let us see that Mr. LODHA is resigning before or after his term is completed. FROM ALL MY WRITINGS TO ALL THE DEPARTMENTS IT IS NOW VERY WELL CONFIRMED THAT INDEPENDENCE OF JUDICIARY IS VERY WELL COMPROMISED IN MY CASE FROM BOMBAY HIGH COURT TO SUPREME COURT BEING THE HIGHEST COURT OF INDIA AND NO JUSTICE WILL BE DONE BY THE HIGHEST COURT OF INDIA FOR THE HIGHEST COURT OF INDIA IS SITTING AND ONLY CONFIRMING THE WRONG ORDERS OF THE HIGH COURTS OF INDIA AND RUINING THE LIFE OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC WHO APPROACH THE HIGHEST COURT SUPREME COURT TO GET JUSTICE. I AM READY TO GIVE YOU ALL MY PROOFS OF DOENTS .
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          Media Radar
          Sep 4, 2014 at 7:07 am
          You have a great atude. Most Indians are content with fault finding and doing nothing about them. Keep it up. And it's true - Modi is trying to create a global space for Indians again after UPA sank the India Shining campaign with their loot. Its upto Indians to use these opportunities, not let squatters & brokers capture them
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            Media Radar
            Sep 4, 2014 at 9:04 am
            Your comment made me happy. After 10 yrs of dictatorial rule, when everyone had given up on the government to this, where you expect the PM to respond to you quickly, is surely a positive sign. I hope your case is resolved. You many want to bring to attn. of RS Prasad - law minister with references.
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              Sonny Joseph
              Sep 3, 2014 at 1:06 pm
              "Jo hua..meri koshish; ab is-say jo hoga, hindustani logong ki koshish..jis mei meri bhi ginthi hothi hai" ..If that's what The PM will say about his just concluded highly successful an-India collaborative effort, we Indians ought to be willing to w-heartedly accept this Challenge. Dear Mr.Modi, this is my Prayer...For you, for India: That GOD ALMIGHTY Allow you to behold in your Lifetime, the irreversible unfolding of your vision for The INDIA Of Your Dreams... ... ...jis ke liye, hameshaa, aapka dil zaroor thadapthaa hi rahega!...we Pray that India our Motherland looks only one way...Onward, FORWARD!!...GOD Bless!!!
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                Sonny Joseph
                Sep 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm
                Continuing from earlier posting on "Skills Training": I found it fascinatingly amazing to observe several years back, a anese Construction Company giving a 3-dimensional sketch to a Carpenter making the simplest of nailed joints at site before his hammer was allowed to strike the nail. Personally, I didn't see the need for this level of precision guidance in this situation. However, the "take away" from this experience was: Professional-ism leaves nothing to chance. Without doubt, India can boast of having amomg the most resourceful tradesmen who can be found anywhere worldwide. Sadly though, the "chalthaa hai" syndrome clouds the natural flair. Who better than The s to instill this in our gifted workforce (across the board) this sort of a new work culture!
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                  Sonny Joseph
                  Sep 4, 2014 at 5:21 pm
                  Greatly encouraged by your observation: Thank you! Permit me this as well: True, "shining India" changing into "shaming India" took under 10 years. But unmindfully aware of this new label (for which ALL Indians have to share the blame - some for commission and the larger many for apathy and omission) that has tarnished our image both within and without, we can ill-afford to waste precious time: If the following decade must be India's Decade, we ALL INDIANS need to strive very very very hard indeed over these next 10 years to painstakingly "Re-create" the uniquely sublime and Sacred image of India. Then and only then would the overwhelming TRUST An Intelligent Indian Electorate reposed in Mr.MODI be vindicated. So, without being side-tracked into witch-hunting and similar negativisms, the need of the hour is to be 100percent focused on the awesome task of "re-building" through the singularly (will be) successful method of clean and effective governance punctuated by bold (much needed) reforms: multi-pronged and multi-dimensional. Let me end this discourse with a fervent Prayer that PM Modi and his dedicated Team never run out of stamina in their endeavours; also that our Bureaucracy see the Wisdom of relentlessly pursuing every Indian's Dream PERSONIFIED IN Mr. MODI...GOD Bless!!!
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                    Sonny Joseph
                    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:33 pm
                    Having already conve a "Welcome back home" message to PM Modi with an immediately-:prior-to-this 'posting' on this forum, may i venture to suggest a readily available and important area for funds allocation: Skills Training and Toilets Management
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