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In saying goodbye to Abe, Modi should get close to Kishida

Visit offers Indian PM chance to reinject vigor into bilateral relationship

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Narendra Modi, left, and Fumio Kishida wave before their dinner in Tokyo on May 24. The two leaders have an opportunity to inject new energy into the bilateral relationship.   © Reuters

Rupakjyoti Borah is a senior research fellow with the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies and the author of "The Strategic Relations Between India, The United States and Japan: When Three is not a Crowd." The views expressed here are his own.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Tokyo this week for the funeral of Shinzo Abe, the former Japanese prime minister whom Modi has called a "dear friend."

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