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Modi-Abe summit to pave way for closer security cooperation

Leaders to discuss sharing military logistics as China watches warily

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is deepening its strategic relationship with Japan.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Security cooperation and military logistics will be high on the agenda when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, hold an annual summit on Monday in Tokyo.

Defense and security are "important from our perspective with Japan, particularly because there is a growing focus on our strategic partnership over the years," Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said in New Delhi on Thursday.

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