• India and Japan are expected to discuss civil nuclear cooperation during Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's two-day visit to India

  • Mr. Noda will arrive in New Delhi to participate in the Sixth Annual Summit between the two countries during which he will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

  • During their talks on Wednesday, the two leaders will discuss steps to enhance the India-Japan Strategic and Global Partnership.

  • An official release from the Ministry of External Affairs said that the two Prime Ministers are expected to discuss the civil nuclear deal, negotiations over which are on for a long time, and review economic ties between the two countries.

  • The discussions would also focus on the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Japan.

  • This is the first visit to India by the top Japanese leadership after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March this year. India and Japan started negotiations on a civil nuclear deal in June, 2010