India and Japan broke through their deadlock about nuclear co-operation, as Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visited India with promises of first high-speed train, defense pacts that will enable Japan to sell weapons to India, a rare event given Japan’s reluctance and India’s notorious policy paralysis. These deals were announced following a meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, both of whom know each other personally for over a decade due to previous business dealings, and share a strong rapport. Politically they are both center right nationalist leaders with a strong economic boost and security focus.

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