Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan visited India in December 2015. During the landmark visit Japan signed as many as fourteen agreements in various fields with India. This will go a long way in building even better relationship between the two countries.

Both countries issued a joint statement on ‘India and Japan Vision 2025: Special Strategic and Global Partnership Working Together for Peace and Prosperity of the Indo-Pacific Region and the World’.

India will extended visa an arrival (VoA) from 1st March 2016 for Japanese travellers coming to India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted ninth annual Indo-Japan summit along with his Japanese counterpart in New Delhi and inked following bilateral agreements.

  • Transfer of Defence Equipment and Technology Cooperation: defence and security cooperation will be improved.
  • Security measures for the protection of classified military information: Classified military information exchange will be made more secure.
  • Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement: Avoidance of Double Taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion of Taxes agreement signed in 1989 will be amended.
  • MoC on Technological Cooperation in Rail Sector: cooperation in Rail Sector will be enhanced
  • MoU on technological cooperation on Rail safety: Rail safety will be enhanced.
  • MoC on Medical Products Regulation Dialogue and Cooperation Framework: Improve co-operation in areas of Medical Drugs and related products.
  • MoC in the field of forests: Enhance cooperation in forestry and biodiversity sustainace.

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