In Tokyo this week, Modi framed an interesting antinomy in Asia.
He first watched the male and female drummers perform and seemingly was enjoying.
He shook hands with them and gave autographs to some, giving a personal touch to the event.
The removal of the ban will enable these companies to have cooperation with Japanese firms, including transfer of technology.
Modi welcomed the recent developments in Japan’s policy on transfer of defence equipment and technology.
The two leaders directed their officials to further accelerate negotiations with a view to concluding agreement at an early date.
It was in 2007 that the the Malabar, off the coast of India, was a multilateral event and even attracted formal protests from China.
Abe is the fourth East Asian leader to be part of the annual event in the last five years.
Why today’s India must pay greater attention to Japan.