The industry body has projected that the bilateral trade between India and Japan is poised to accelerate to USD 5 billion by 2019-2020, with Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe working to further cement ties.

"Bilateral trade between India and Japan is poised to accelerate to levels of USD 50 billion by 2019-2020, with Modi-Abe dynamics enhancing so much as to take the trade to the projected levels with both leaders concluding their latest parleys for further cementing their ties," the chamber said.

Bilateral trade between India and Japan stood at USD 16.31 billion by the end of fiscal 2013-14, the Chamber said, quoting official estimates.

We feel that Narendra Modi's concerted and protracted successful talks with his counterpart in Japan have acquired a special fillip and momentum to further push the two-way trade in India and Japan's emerging trade and economic ties, it said.

"Currently, about 1,000 Japanese companies are operating in India in nearly 70 infrastructure projects, among which Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor is one such project in which Japan has so far invested USD 4.5 billion," PHD Chamber President Sharad Jaipuria said.

"We expect that in future Indo-Japan ties would further cement, motivating the latter companies' number going up from 1,000 to over 1,500 in next five years," he added.

Highlights
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan will induce Japanese companies to invest more in India.
Bilateral trade is likely to swell to USD 50 billion by 2019-2020.
The industry body has projected that the bilateral trade between India and Japan is poised to accelerate to USD 5 billion by 2019-2020.
Bilateral trade between India and Japan stood at USD 16.31 billion by the end of fiscal 2013-14.
Currently, about 1,000 Japanese companies are operating in India in nearly 70 infrastructure projects.

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