PM Modi says India-Japan relations deepen on 70th anniversary of diplomatic ties

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that the ties between the two countries have deepened in all fields, whether acts of strategic, economic or interpersonal contacts.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s recent visit to India for the annual summit set a roadmap for deepening the special strategic and global partnership between the two countries in a post-Covid world, Modi said in a tweet, adding that he looked forward to continuing to work with Kishida to achieve this goal.

He said: “As we celebrate 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Japan today, I am happy to see that our ties have deepened in all areas, be it of strategic, economic or interpersonal contacts”.

India and Japan established diplomatic relations on April 28, 1952, according to the Ministry of External Affairs. (With contributions from PTI)