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Indian firms cut out of the action in building country's bullet train

Japanese firms set to bag major supply contracts; Japan- India JV falls through due to Japan's concerns over quality

Mr Narendra Modi (second from right) with Mr Shinzo Abe (right) on their visit to a bullet-train factory in Kobe in 2016. The Japanese premier had proposed developing a Japanese rail system for India.


JAPANESE steel and engineering companies are in the driver's seat to bag major supply contracts for a US$17 billion Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policy - a push to "Make in India".

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