Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the Indian diaspora in Japan on Monday stressed on the “transformative” growth in the country. “The world is appreciating India for its efforts towards services towards humanity. The policies being made in India, the work being done towards public welfare, for these the nation is being felicitated today,” he said. He also said that India will “grab world’s attention” on Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary celebration scheduled to be held on October 31. “Sardar sahab ki pratibha jitni oonchi thi, pratima bhi utni hi oonchi banegi,” he said.
Modi, who is in Japan for the 13th India-Japan annual summit, met his counterpart Shinzo Abe and held informal talks with him. Abe who called Modi one of his “most dependable friends,” hosted him at a personal villa near Lake Kawaguchi in Yamanashi for a private dinner. PM Modi is the only foreign political leader to have received the invitation. The duo also visited a factory, took a train ride together. The two prime ministers spent about eight hours together, MEA officials said.
In Tokyo, both the leaders will hold a formal summit, during which economic cooperation and strengthening bilateral security is expected to be high on the agenda. Issues related to defence, regional security and the situation in the Indo-Pacific region is also likely to be discussed.
PM Narendra Modi held discussions with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the 13th India-Japan annual summit in Tokyo.
PM Narendra Modi departs for Delhi
PM Narendra Modi departs for Delhi after attending the 13th India-Japan annual summit.
Arigatou gozaimashita Japan!— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 29, 2018
PM @narendramodi departs for Delhi after a fruitful visit to Japan that re-emphasised India’s commitment to further strengthen bilateral ties and open new vistas for cooperation. pic.twitter.com/j2BLCyHzlt
India, Japan sign $75 billion currency swap agreement
India and Japan sign $75 billion currency swap agreement. The agreement will help bring greater stability to foreign exchange and capital markets.
India, Japan to have 2+2 dialogue between Foreign and Defence Ministers
After US, India will now have a 2+2 dialogue with Japan too. "We have agreed for a 2+2 dialogue between our Foreign Ministers and Defence Ministers. The aim of this is to further work towards world peace & stability," Modi said. On September 6, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held the first edition of the 2+2 dialogue with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis in New Delhi.
Japan to invest $2.5 billion in India, says PM Modi
Following talks with Shinzo Abe, PM Modi said Japan investors have announced they would invest $2.5 billion in India. "We both agree that from digital partnership to cyberspace, health, defence, ocean to space, in every field we will strengthen our partnership. I have been told that today Japan investors have announced that they will invest 2.5 billion US dollars in India," he said at the joint briefing.
India and Japan sign six agreements
India and Japan sign six agreements, including on high-speed train and Naval cooperation, after talks between PM Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe.
A new trajectory to Special Strategic & Global Partnership— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 29, 2018
At the delegation level talks, PM @narendramodi & PM @AbeShinzo reviewed developments in bilateral relations & explored new areas of cooperation, focusing on shared vision for peace & prosperity in the Indo-Pacific. pic.twitter.com/rTdCSCs5ft
PM Modi in Japan: 1 GB data cheaper than cold drink in India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while interacting with the Indian diaspora in Japan, on Monday hailed India's "tremendous progress" in the digital infrastructure, saying 1 GB data was cheaper than the smallest bottle of cold drink in the country. Modi, who arrived in Japan on Saturday to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit, also praised the expanding network of telecommunications and internet in India.
"Today India is making tremendous progress in the field of digital infrastructure. Broadband connectivity is reaching villages, over 100 crore mobile phones are active in India," Modi told the Indian diaspora. "1 GB is cheaper than a small bottle of cold drink. This data is becoming the tool for service delivery," he said.
Modi, Abe discuss Indo-Pacific region issue
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held delegation-level talks on Monday. During the talks, the two leaders discussed a range of bilateral, regional and global issues, including the situation in the Indo-Pacific region. Modi, who arrived in Japan Saturday to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit, was given a guard of honour upon his arrival for the annual summit talks at the Kantei, the Prime Minister's Official Residence.
Strong Japan and strong India good both for bilateral ties and for the world, say Modi and Abe
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe confirm that strong Japan and strong India are good both for bilateral ties and for the world.
Prime Minister Abe welcomes Prime Minister Modi of India in Tokyo. The two leaders inspect guards of honor, followed by the summit meeting. At the outset, the two confirm strong Japan and strong India are good both for bilateral ties and for the world. pic.twitter.com/SysFJBpyjv— PM's Office of Japan (@JPN_PMO) October 29, 2018
“Strong India- Strong Japan”— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 29, 2018
PM @narendramodi addressed Indian & Japanese business leaders in Tokyo. Welcomed the deepening of dialogue on infrastructure, capacity building & communication, among others. Full address on: https://t.co/rZlaWrkBZP pic.twitter.com/EiXjvkyY3a
Ayurveda combines with Japanese technology
A Memorandum of Cooperation between Kanagawa prefecture and Ministry of Ayush in the field of healthcare and wellness was exchanged during the call on PM Modi.
Stepping up cooperation in traditional medicine as Ayurveda combines with Japanese technology— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 29, 2018
A Memorandum of Cooperation between Kanagawa prefecture & Ministry of Ayush in the field of healthcare & wellness was exchanged during the call on PM @narendramodi by Governor Kuroiwa. pic.twitter.com/H43vf56xcS
PM Modi calls for greater co-operation between India-Japan
PM Modi invites Japanese investment
Inviting Japanese investments in India, PM Modi said, "I have always talked about strong India and strong Japan. Today, on this ocassion, I would like to thank the corporate section of Japan to believe in India. I would like to invite all of you to invest in India."
India moving towards Industry 4.0
"India is progressively moving toward Industry 4.0 with the help of the latest developments in the field of technology such as AI, IoT, 3D, Printing, Robotics. Cooperation between India and Japan in the field of electric mobility can prove highly beneficial," PM Modi said.
India's software and Japan's hardware can together work wonders
The prime minister talked about the benefits of doing business in India. "In India, low cost manufacturing is an advantage for businesses. The reason behind this is the competitive labour cost in the country. Similarly our IT industry is one of our biggest strenght. I have said this earlier that our software and Japan's hardware can come together to work wonders."
PM Modi at the Business Symposium
Tapping the immense business potential.— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 29, 2018
Reforms undertaken in India are showing results - PM @narendramodi addressing the business leaders at the Business Symposium on "Make in India, Digital Partnership and India-Japan Partnership in Africa" pic.twitter.com/6IJQuYxBio
India has moved up the World Bank 'ease of doing business' rankings
When I took over the responsibility of the government in 2014, India was at 140th position in the 'ease of doing business' ranking of the World Bank. Now India has reached 100th position & we are working towards better ranking: PM Narendra Modi in Japan's Tokyo pic.twitter.com/lgIHtmXoBR— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2018
Indian govt working to promote ease of doing business
In order to promote ease of doing business the Indian government has started ranking its 36 states and Union Territories. This has resulted in a healthy competition in investments across the states.
PM Modi speaks about business relations between India, Japan
Talking about the business relations between India and Japan, PM Modi said, "Some years ago, I spoke about making a mini-Japan in India. It's a matter of great happiness for me that today, you are working in an even larger number in India." The prime minister is addressing a 'Make in India: India-Japan Partnership in Africa and Digital Partnership' seminar in Japan's Tokyo.
WATCH VIDEO: Business community from India and Japan welcomes PM Modi
PM Modi invites Keidanren to avail opportunities offered by India
Keidanren has played an important role in strengthening economic relations between India and Japan. I invite you to avail of opportunities offered by India : PM @narendramodi at a lunch hosted by the apex Chamber of Commerce in honour of the Prime Minister. pic.twitter.com/53P7gLr470— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 29, 2018
Japan: Chairman of Policy Research Council of LDP calls on PM Modi
Highlighting the importance of Parliamentary exchanges— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 29, 2018
Chairman of Policy Research Council of Liberal Democratic Party Fumio Kishida called on PM @narendramodi. Mr. Kishida said that the content and exchange of relationship have become more meaningful with every passing year. pic.twitter.com/llBeGK6ywW
PM interacts with top business leaders
The prime minister interacted with top business leaders from India and Japan at Business Leaders Forum. PM Modi said that inputs offered at the forum will propel India to achieve global benchmarking and urged Japanese businessmen to engage more with India.
India-Japan business leaders forum
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the India-Japan business leaders forum in Tokyo.
PM Modi meets Secretary General of Liberal Democratic Party Toshihiro Nikai
Secretary General of Liberal Democratic Party Toshihiro Nikai called on PM @narendramodi. PM appreciated his vision and experience in strengthening of our bilateral relationship, specially support extended to the flagship initiatives in India. pic.twitter.com/211RNfeAMI— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 29, 2018
Foreign Minister of Japan calls on PM Modi
PM Modi meets Japan's trade minister
Japan's role in our economic journey continues to be integral to India's transformation.— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 29, 2018
Minister of @METI_JPN Hiroshige Seko called on PM @narendramodi. Discussed ways to enhance our economic engagement, specially given METI's role in strengthening our economic partnership. pic.twitter.com/KRxb7EIOtd
PM Modi meets business men in Japan
Feedback is important.— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 29, 2018
PM @narendramodi interacting with some respected names in Japanese venture capitalists. Participants gave a thumbs up to reform measures initiated by the government & offered suggestions on further improving the start up and innovation ecosystem in India. pic.twitter.com/K7XbOLdSN4
Will grab world's attention on Sardar Patel's anniversary: PM Modi
Talking about Sardar Patel's birth anniversary celebrations scheduled to be held on October 31, PM Modi said, "We celebrate Sardar Patel's birth anniversary every year but this time we'll grab the attention of the entire world. In Gujarat, his birthplace, Sardar sahab's statue-the tallest in the world is being built. Sardar sahab ki pratibha jitni oonchi thi, pratima bhi utni hi oonchi banegi."
India preparing to send Gaganyaan into space by 2022: PM Modi
Prime Minister Modi also reiterated his Independence Day address where he said that India would send its astronauts to be in space by 2002. "Last year our scientists created a record by launching over 100 satellites into space simultaneously. We sent Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan at a very low cost. Now, India is preparing to send Gaganyaan into space by 2022. It'll be Indian in all ways and the one travelling in it will also be an Indian."
Make in India emerged as a global brand: PM Modi
Stressing on the growth in India, PM Modi said, "Today India is making tremendous progress in the field of digital infrastructure. Broadband connectivity is reaching villages, over 100 Cr mobile phones are active in India,1 GB is cheaper than a small bottle of cold drink. This data is becoming a tool for service delivery." Adding that India is today a "global hub," Modi said, "Make in India emerged as a global brand today. We're manufacturing quality products not only for India but for the world. India is becoming a global hub, especially in the field of electronics&automobile manufacturing. We're rapidly moving towards being no.1 in mobile phones manufacturing."
Policies made in India being felicitated today: PM Modi
Conveying his wishes to the NRIs in Japan, PM Modi hoped that Indians continue to flourish and make the country proud in Japan and elsewhere in the world. Talking about the growth in India, Modi said the country is going through a "massive transformative phase." "The world is appreciating India for its efforts towards services towards humanity. The policies being made in India, the work being done towards public welfare, for these the nation is being felicitated today," he said.
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