Both the leaders are also likely to sign Rs 8,000-crore deal to build a bullet train network in India. He is also scheduled to address a business leaders' forum and will inaugurate a Japan-India Innovation Seminar. The visiting dignitary, accompanied by Prime Minister Modi, will also visit Varanasi tomorrow  and attend Ganga Aarti at Dasaswamedh Ghat.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, "India is all set to welcome its great friend & a phenomenal leader, PM @AbeShinzo. His visit will further deepen India-Japan relations."

"Liked how PM @AbeShinzo describes India-Japan ties, the rich potential & cultural bond in his piece in @timesofindia," he further tweeted.

In an article published in a daily, Prime Minister Abe said, India and Japan are natural partners. He said this relationship has the greatest potential in the world and he will turn it into reality.

Prime Minister Abe said the Japan-India relationship is blessed with the largest potential for development of any bilateral relationship anywhere in the world. He cited in order to push forward sustainable growth, Japan is supporting a variety of Prime Minister Modi's initiatives such as Make in India, Skill India, and Clean India.

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