This Article is From Nov 12, 2016

PM Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe Take Ride In Shinkansen Bullet Train To 'Fast-Track' Indo-Japan Relations

PM Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at Kawasaki Heavy Industries' Hyogo Plant.

Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Japan, took a ride on the famous Shinkansen bullet train in Tokyo today.

Accompanied by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, PM Modi travelled to Kobe by the train.

"Putting #IndiaJapan relations on the fast track! PM @narendramodi and PM @AbeShinzo arrive at Tokyo Station to board the Shinkansen," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

"A unique friendship on a unique train journey. PM @narendramodi and PM @AbeShinzo inside the Shinkansen bullet train to Kobe," Mr Swarup said in another tweet accompanied by a picture of the two leaders inside the train.

The same technology will be deployed for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Railway.

Today is the last day of the three-day summit.

PM Modi, who arrived in Tokyo on Thursday, started Friday by calling on Japanese Emperor Akihito.

This is his second visit to Japan in two years.