Prime Minister Modi departs for Japan as part of a three-nation tour.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Japan on the first leg of his three-nation tour on Sunday.

This is the prime minister’s fifth visit to the nation, in which he will attend the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He will also visit the United States and the Maldives during his week-long tour.

The two countries are expected to sign several agreements, including an agreement for bullet train connectivity between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and the setting up of special strategic and global partnership dialogue in the foreign and defence sectors.

The two leaders are expected to discuss a host of issues related to trade and investment, defence and security and maritime security.

This is Modi’s second visit to Japan in 2018. He visited Japan in April this year to attend a two-day informal summit with Abe. During that visit, the two leaders discussed issues of mutual interests such as economic ties, maritime security, and defence.