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Modi-Abe -- a hug is not enough

Indian prime minister's visit to Tokyo is a chance to boost cooperation in the face of China

| India

Japan was the first country that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited outside his subcontinent when he took power four years ago. The trip helped to set the tone for a relationship with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that sympathetic observers see as a "bromance" to use of one diplomacy's newer words.

But, with Modi returning to Tokyo for two days on Oct. 28, it is clear that the fruits of this friendship are not as great as they should be.

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