Modi-Abe to discuss boosting defence ties

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Sep 2017 08:10:48


NEW DELHI,

Sept 13,

(PTI)

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe are likely to deliberate extensively on bolstering defence and security ties during the annual summit talks being held in Gandhinagar on Thursday against the backdrop of China’s growing assertiveness in the region.

There may be specific discussions on the long-pending Indian proposal to buy the US-2 amphibious aircraft from Japan and joint development of military equipment to further deepen the defence ties in sync with strategic partnership between the two countries, official sources said.  The two Prime Ministers may also explore ways to further deepen ties between the navies of the two countries to check China’s heightened activities in the Indian Ocean.

Ahead of Abe’s visit here, the India-Japan annual defence ministerial dialogue had taken place in Tokyo during which co-production of military equipment, dual use technologies and New Delhi’s proposal to buy the US-2 ShinMaywa aircraft were discussed.

Visit 16th century mosque in Ahmedabad

AHMEDABAD,

Sept 13,

(IANS)

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday visited Sidi Saiyyed Ki Jaali, a 16th century mosque in the old city of Ahmedabad, soon after the latter’s arrival.The mosque is famous for its latticework windows, and took them on a tour of the complex.

The mosque was built in 1573 by the retinue of Ahemad Shah Bilal Jhajar Khan, a General in the army of the last Sultan Shams-ud-Din Muzaffar Shah III of the Gujarat Sultanate. After completing the tour of the mosque, Modi took the visiting dignitaries to a heritage property across the street.