Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
World News | By Carolyn Briggs

Japan to launch India's first private spacecraft to moon

Japan to launch India's first private spacecraft to moon

The high-speed train will also pass through the country's biggest tunnel of 21 km, of which seven km will be under the sea. On the same day, the two sides will hold delegation level talks.

He is likely to visit Sabarmati Ashram, Mahatma Gandhi's Karmabhoomi and Siddi Sayyaid ki Jaali, an excellent model of Indo-Saracenic architecture. "Japan is a leader in technology and enjoys considerable trust in India and is collaborating in many spheres", Group Captain (Retd.) Ajey Lele, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, and head of its Centre for Strategic Technologies told Sputnik. The two countries have shared values in security stability, promotion of dialogue and engagement with strong legal ground, joint outreach to global market, where Indians are geo-politically strong, and technology collaboration for the new era of strong and sustained growth. Shinzo Abe will also join Modi in an 8-km road show from the Ahmedabad airport on Wednesday. On being asked about the sale of amphibious aircraft ShinMaywa US-2 to India, Verma said, "I wouldn't really venture into prejudging on what is going to be the outcome".

According to the Yomiuri survey, 50 percent of respondents said they think highly of Abe, while 37 percent said they do not think highly of the Japanese prime minister.

On the other hand, the fare structure of the bullet train is yet to be finalised, but according to officials from the National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC), it will be 1.5 times the first class AC fare of trains running on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.

In March 2018, a Bengaluru-based private aerospace company TeamIndus with the help of Japan will be launching India's first private spacecraft to the moon.

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India and Japan will hold bilateral discussions on Thursday following which a number of agreements are expected to be signed.

Japanese investment into India has surged in areas ranging from automotives to infrastructure in the remote northeast, making Tokyo its third-largest foreign direct investor.

The sanctions were watered down from what the US had sought, after negotiations with China.

Ahmedabad district collector Avantika Singh said the Japanese first lady will visit various institutions where she will interact with people, and deliver a lecture on climate change at the Gujarat University. India will be the fourth country after the United Nations, Russia and China to send a private spacecraft to the moon.

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