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Japan PM Abe to launch $17-billion Indian bullet train project as ties deepen

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By Tommy Wilkes and Kiyoshi TakenakaNEW DELHI/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will lay the foundation stone for India's first bullet train in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat this week, in a tightening of ties just days after New Delhi ended a dangerous military confrontation with China.The move by Abe, who starts a two-day visit to India on Wednesday, highlights an early lead for Japan in a sector where the Chinese have also been trying to secure a foothold, but without much success.Modi has made the 500-km- (311-mile-) long high-speed rail link between ...

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 16:16 IST