India is taking high speed train from Japan

India takes a high-speed train from Japan: India is taking a high-speed train from Japan in the context of the aging railway system.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the new train that will operate between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will reduce the eight-hour journey to two hours.

Last week, India's Cabinet of Ministers had approved the 14.7 billion-dollar budget for the high-speed train system.

The deal was signed during a three-day visit by Indian Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India.

During talks in New Delhi, leaders of Asia's second and third-largest economies signed agreements to co-operate in other areas.

Abe and Modi are also reported to have signed a memorandum of understanding on the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

This agreement will allow Japan to export nuclear power plant technology to India.

Both countries are facing border problems with China. Some observers see the signed agreements as a step towards increasing China's influence in the region.

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