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India and Japan Sign Historic Civil Nuclear Deal


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has signed the landmark Civil Nuclear Agreement with the eastern-most nation for a cleaner and greener world in his tour to Japan. During the joint press statement, PM Modi said that agreement for cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy marks a historic step in our engagement to build a clean energy partnership.


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and PM Modi also had delegation level talks where they signed a number of agreements on various sectors. An MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, another in the field of textiles, third in the field of cultural exchange, MoU between Gujarat Govt and HYOGO prefectural govt of Japan and MoU for transport and urban development.

Along with these, many MoCs (Memorandum of cooperation) were also signed between two countries. MOC on cooperation in sports, on manufacturing skill transfer promotion program, for cooperation in the field of outer space, MOC in mutual collaboration in marine and earth science and technology as well as in the field of agriculture and food related industry were also signed.

Addressing press statement by making the Buddhist saying ‘Ichigo Ichie’, PM said that our every meeting is unique and we must treasure every moment. The frequency of our interaction demonstrates the drive, dynamism and depth of our ties, PM said. He also informed that he took stock of the progress in ties of both nations since last summit with Abe and both leaders agreed that our cooperation has progressed on multiple fronts.

PM called deeper economic engagement, growth of trade, manufacturing and investments ties, and focus on clean energy, partnership to secure our citizens and cooperation on infrastructure and skill development as among key priorities.

“We see Japan as a natural partner in our aim to be major centre for manufacturing, investments and 21st century knowledge industries. Our strategic partnership is not only for the good & security of our own societies. It also brings peace, stability & balance to region. The successful Malabar exercise has underscored the strategic convergence in the broad expanse of the waters of the Indo-Pacific”, PM said.


“We are also united in our resolve to combat the menace of terrorism, especially cross-border terrorism. Since March ’16 we extended ‘Visa-On Arrival’ facility to Japanese nationals & have also extended a 10-year visa to businesspersons,” said PM.

PM concluded by wishing thanks to Prime Minister Abe for the support extended for India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. It is indeed a privilege to be your partner and friend.


“We both recognize that the future of our partnership is rich and robust. There is no limit to the scope and scale of what we can do together, for ourselves and for the region. And, a key reason for this is your strong and dynamic leadership. It is indeed a privilege to be your partner and friend. I wish to thank you for the most valuable outcomes on this Summit, and for your generous welcome and hospitality”, he ended the speech.

Courtesy: NewsBharati