The much-awaited first high-speed rail project was finally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Ahmedabad on Thursday. The Japanese PM began his speech with “Namaskar”. “PM Modi and I will work towards realising ‘Jai Japan- Jai India,’” Abe said.
“I would like to state that India-Japan partnership is special, strategic and global. I really like Gujarat & I really like India. I will do whatever I can for India,” said Abe.
He also expressed his pleasure at the inauguration ceremony. The Japanese PM said that he wishes to come to Ahmedabad with PM Modi in a Shinkansen (bullet train) during his next visit to India.
Abe praised PM Modi’s leadership and his Make in India initiative and called Indian PM a “far sighted” leader. “If we work together nothing is impossible. Japan is committed to the scheme of ‘Make in India,” Abe said.