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PM Modi, Shinzo Abe lay foundation stone of India's first bullet train, top quotes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese Counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday laid the foundation stone of India’s first ever bullet train in Ahmedabad.


By   |  Updated On : September 14, 2017 12:58 PM
PM Modi, Shinzo Abe lay foundation stone of India's first bullet train, top qoutes (ANi Photo)

PM Modi, Shinzo Abe lay foundation stone of India's first bullet train, top qoutes (ANi Photo)

New Delhi :  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese Counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday laid the foundation stone of India’s first ever bullet train in Ahmedabad.

On the occasion, both countries’ Prime Ministers hailed each other for the wonderful India-Japan ties.PM Modi termed Shinzo Abe a good friend while Abe praising Modi gave the slogan of “Jai India, Jai Japan”. 

Here are the 5 points of Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s speech:

# Japan is committed to supporting Make In India. Our industries are working with India to give a boost to manufacturing in India.

# I would like to state that India-Japan partnership is special, strategic and global.

# I hope to enjoy the beauty of India through the windows of the Bullet Train when I come again in a few years.

# Abe praised PM Modi and termed him a visionary leader.

# Abe started his speech with a “Namaskar” and said, powerful India and Japan are useful for each other.

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Here are the five points of PM Modi’s speech:

# Today India moved a step forward towards its decade old dream. I congratulate 125 crore people of India.

# Bullet train is a project that will bring jobs as well as speed. It’s human-friendly and Eco-friendly too.

# Next generation growth will require high-speed corridors.

# If India could lay the foundation stone of bullet train in short span of time, the credit goes to Shinzo Abe.

# The project will bring thousands of opportunities of direct and indirect employment. 

First Published: Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:47 PM


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