The Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will inaugurate Narendra Modi’s ambitious of Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project.
For his grand welcome, the twin cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar are decked up with streets shimmering in fluorescent lights, and hoardings and banners dotting them.
Security arrangements have been put in place for the 12th Indo-Japan Summit and business meet where Japanese companies are likely to announce major investments in Gujarat.
Other than Russia, Japan is the only country with which India has such an annual summit mechanism.
Updates on Shinzo’s arrival and ceremonies in Ahmedabad –
Japan PM, his wife and PM Modi pay respects to Mahatma Gandhi’s statue at Sabarmati Ashram, the place from where Gandhi led the Dandi march, also known as the Salt Satyagraha in 1930.
Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe share a light moment with Modi by the riverside at Sabarmati Ashram.
Shinzo smiles and waves along as the roadshow progress, seen on the left is Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie Abe
Japan PM Shinzo Abe changes into lovely blue Indian-style Nehru jacket as both the leaders set out for a grand roadshow.
It begins from Ahmedabad airport and goes till Sabarmati Ashram. Mr Abe’s wife Akie Abe is dressed in a beautiful pink coloured salwar-kameez.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 13, 2017
PM Modi embraces Japan’s PM in his world famous hug
PM Abe arrived at Ahmedabad, India. PMO Modi welcomes him