PM Narendra Modi will visit Japan on November 11-12 amid which he will have a group of people with the Emperor of Japan and hold the yearly summit meeting with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe that could see a a civil nuclear cooperation pact being inked.
Announcing the visit, External Affairs Ministry said the meeting will be an occasion for the two leaders to have “in-depth exchanges on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest to further deepen the broad-based and action-oriented partnership between India and Japan.”
Aside from the thrust on improving collaboration in civil nuclear sector, the two sides will likewise investigate approaches to boost ties in trade, incorporating into high innovation zone, security and foundation.
During their last summit in December, the two sides had achieved an essential concurrence on the agreement and chose that the two sides will keep on discussing the global civil nuclear cooperation framework with respect to India.
According to officials, all efforts were being made to stitch a pact during Mr. Modi’s visit that would pave the way for Japan to export nuclear power plant technology to the fast-growing Asian economy. If done, it would be Japan’s first civil nuclear cooperation pact with a country that has not joined the Nuclear Non–Proliferation Treaty.
Japan, the main nation to have endured nuclear bombings, has been looking for certification from India that it won’t be utilized for military purposes or nuclear tests.
On security and defence front, Japan is probably going to underscore on the need to fortify reciprocal coordination in maritime security as China keeps on raising its activities in the East and South China oceans and the Indian Ocean.
During PM Modi’s visit in August-September 2014 to Japan, the primary bilateral visit outside India’s prompt neighborhood that Mr. Modi embraced, the relationship was moved up to a “Special Strategic and Global Partnership” and the two had sketched out a Vision of Working Together for Peace and Prosperity in the Indo-Pacific Region and the World.