Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

Tokyo (Japan):  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today departed for India after concluding his bilateral visit to Japan where both the countries vowed to boost defence and strategic ties.

A day before concluding his visit, PM Modi met Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s oldest living associate, the 99-year-old Saichiro Misumi.

PM Modi’s bilateral visit also led to the signing of the Kyoto-Varanasi Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Japan on Saturday, which will see Varanasi develop into a ‘smart city’.

Prime Minister Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe also issued a joint statement after a meeting, where they pledged the boosting of the cooperation of India and Japan in railways, civil aviation, energy, maritime affairs, science and technology and women’s empowerment, among other areas.

Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Japan Technology and Culture Academy yesterday.

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