June 20, 2014 3:24 am JST

India's Modi delays visit to Japan

SATOSHI IWAKI, Nikkei staff writer

NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will postpone his visit to Japan, which had been planned for early July.

     A spokesperson from India's Ministry of External Affairs revealed Thursday that Modi sent a written communication concerning the delay to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

     Of all the major nations, the newly elected leader had planned to visit Japan first.

     The spokesperson did not disclose the reason for the delay, but the Indian prime minister is likely prioritizing his first budget session in Parliament. A new date will be set in August or later, after the budget is passed.

     Modi will still attend the BRICs summit in Brazil slated for mid-July.

(Nikkei)

To read the full story, Subscribe or Log in

Once subscribed, you can…

  • Read all stories with unlimited access (5 articles per month without subscription)
  • Use our smartphone and tablet apps

To read the full story, Subscribe or Log in

Subscribe today to read the full story
- three months for
just $9

Once subscribed, you can…

  • Read all stories with unlimited access (5 articles per month without subscription)
  • Use our smartphone and tablet apps

To read the full story, Update your account

We could not renew your subscription.
You need to update your payment information.

To read the full story, Subscribe or Log in

Once subscribed, you can…

  • Read all stories with unlimited access (5 articles per month without subscription)
  • Use our smartphone and tablet apps

To read the full story, Subscribe or Log in

Subscribe today to read the full story
- three months for
just $9

Once subscribed, you can…

  • Read all stories with unlimited access (5 articles per month without subscription)
  • Use our smartphone and tablet apps

To read the full story, Update your account

We could not renew your subscription.
You need to update your payment information.