Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi conduct road show in Ahmedabad

Modi and Abe will lay the stone in Gujarat city on September 14. AP  PTI file

On top of the list is the bullet train project, which Abe will launch during his visit. Moreover, apart from this, the two prime ministers will also launch various projects comprising of Rs 3,000-crore Suzuki vehicle manufacturing plant at Hansalpur, which is about 170 km from Ahmedabad.

Meanwhile, India is ready and set to welcome Abe indicating a strong relationship-partnership between the two countries.

The pact envisages the expansion of DAILAB - the laboratory set up by India's Department of Biotechnology and Japan's National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology.

The Indian and Chinese Prime Minister will have Gujarati thali for dinner at "Agashiye" restaurant located near the mosque, Patel added.

PM Modi, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe & his wife Akie Abe at "Sidi Saiyyid Ni Jaali", the famous 16th century mosque in Ahmedabad. After visiting Sabarmati Ashram, both of them will take rest until evening.

Mr Modi, who was Chief Minister of Gujarat for 12 years before taking power at the centre, visited the mosque today for the first time, at a time India is facing global criticism over alleged intolerance and amid accusations by the ruling BJP's critics of divisive politics.

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Subsequently, they will attend the annual India-Japanese Business Summit at the Mahatma Mandir convention centre in Gandhinagar where over a dozen MoUs will be inked between Japanese firms and the Gujarat government.

After the roadshow, PM Modi and Abe will visit the Sabarmati Ashram, which was home to Mahatma Gandhi from 1917 to 1930.

The most important ones are that yesterday ie PM Modi and Shinzo Abe are laying the foundation of the bullet train project. And while India eyes to expand Japanese aids in areas such as environment protection, sewage building, forest protection, Japan had also shown its interest to expand the development cooperation to the north eastern parts of India. The bilateral Memorandum on Defence Co-operation and Exchanges in September 2014 and the two Defence Framework agreements signed in December 2015 provide as the umbrella pacts for India and Japan to pursue closer defence and security cooperation.

Even as trade hopes remain high for the upcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India, the data of bilateral trade does not reveal the strong bonhomie Abe shares with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Read Also: Ashram's all spruced up On September 14, Abe will attend the ground breaking ceremony of the Mumbai-Ahemdabad high-speed railway, a flagship programme of the India-Japan collaboration, marking the commencement of the project, also known as bullet train project.

A powerpoint presentation at Goyal's briefing showed that in 15 countries hat have passenger railway systems these high-speed trains are operational.

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