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Japan and India eye March summit to talk Quad and Ukraine

Kishida aims to coordinate with Modi on Russia as tensions mount

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, met in 2014 with Fumio Kishida, then Japan's foreign minister.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida looks to visit India as early as March for a meeting with counterpart Narendra Modi to discuss bolstering ties among countries in the Indo-Pacific security grouping known as the Quad and responding to the crisis involving Russia and Ukraine.

The trip would come before a meeting of leaders from the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue -- which also consists of the U.S. and Australia -- to be hosted by Japan. Washington is eyeing a May time frame for that summit.

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