India, Japan Ink MoU on Civil Nuclear Energy


New Delhi: Bolstering relationship India on Saturday signed a civil nuclear energy deal with japan and said that the deal was not just about commerce and clean energy but also a sign of mutual confidence and partnership for a secure world.

The MoU was inked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

“No friend will matter more in realising India’s economic dreams than Japan. We have made enormous progress in economic cooperation as also in our regional partnership and security cooperation,” said Modi after signing the deal.

Stating that there was deep value for the strategic partnership between Japan and India, Modi said: “Shinzo has been prompt and positive on our economic proposals many of which are now unique to India. Japanese private investments are also rising sharply.”

The two countries also inked two deals on security operations to deepen defence relations and for defence manufacturing.

Abe said: “We have taken relationship to a new level.”

“Japan has signed a deal to build India’s first bullet train,” Modi said, following talks with Abe.

“This enterprise will launch a revolution in Indian railways and speed up India’s journey into the future. It will become an engine of economic transformation in India,” Modi said.

Modi and Shinzo Abe on Saturday released a joint statement on cooperation in security, infrastructure, technology, education and economy in New Delhi.