Japanese PM Shinzo Abe arrives on two-day India visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday on a two-day visit to India.

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe arrives on two-day India visit

New Delhi: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday on a two-day visit to India during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and both will lay the foundation stone of the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project.

Here are the Live updates:-

- Cultural performances being held as PM Modi and Shinzo Abe's road show to Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad continues.

- PM Modi and Japanese PM road show to Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad http://facebook.com/ANINEWS.IN/ 

- Japanese PM Shinzo Abe accorded ceremonial reception at Ahmedabad Airport.

- Japanese PM Shinzo Abe arrives in Ahmedabad.

- PM Modi has reached the Ahmedabad airport to welcome his Japanese counterpart.

-Dancers from across India will perform on 28 small stages set up along the Sabarmati river-front after PM Modi, Abe arrive there.

-Early completion of Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train a game changer: Piyush Goyal

-Visuals from Sidi Saiyyed Mosque in Ahmedabad, to be visited by PM Modi and Abe.

-PM Modi's favourite dish "Handvo" will be served to his Japanese counterpart Abe in the dinner tonight, according to reports.

-Agashiye terrace restaurant is known for its splendid view and Gujarati cuisine.

-PM Modi, Abe and his wife Akie will have dinner tonight at Ahmedabad's famous Agashiye terrace restaurant.

-Sujan Chinoy, the Indian ambassador to Japan, posts a beautiful picture of Ahmedabad as the city  awakes to rising sun to welcome Shinzo Abe

-Here are some more pics of Ahmedabad which has been decked up ahead of PM Modi-Shinzo Abe visit.

-Ahmedabad city has been fully decked up to accord a rousing welcome to the visiting Japanese PM.

-I look forward to welcoming PM Shinzo Abe. I will be hosting him in Gujarat in our fourth annual summit together, PM Modi had tweeted on Tuesday. 

-Fifteen agreements will be signed for investments in Gujarat during the visit of the Japanese prime minister, he said.

-The two leaders will review the recent progress in the multifaceted cooperation between India and Japan under the framework of their 'Special Strategic and Global Partnership' and will set its future direction.

-The two leaders will attend a public function to mark the commencement of work of India’s first high-speed rail project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, on September 14.

-The two leaders will deliver statements to the media. An India Japan Business Plenary is scheduled the same day.

-This will be the fourth Annual Summit between Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Abe.

-Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Abe will hold the 12th India-Japan Annual Summit, at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on the 14th of September.

-Modi will then head to Raj Bhavan while Japanese PM will stay at Hotel Hayat. 

-PM Modi will also have a close-door meeting with Japanese PM at the House of Mangaldas.

-Japanese PM will be given an overview of the heritage of the city in prime minister Modi's home state.

-Prime Minister Modi will host dinner for Abe at Agashiye restaurant in the House of MG, a well-known heritage hotel in Ahmedabad.

 -They will visit Sabarmati Ashram and iconic 16th century Sidi Saiyyed Mosque in the eastern part of the city famous for its intricate stone lattice work.

-She will be visiting a number of places including an NGO -- Blind People's Association. 

-Abe's spouse Akie Abe will accompany him and also have a busy schedule. 

-The visit will begin afternoon with an 8-km road show where Abe will be accorded a grand welcome.

-PM Modi will arrive at Ahmedabad airport at 3:30 today.

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