If everything falls into place, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can visit the Konark Sun temple in Odisha.
Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe is likely to visit India in mid-December and New Delhi and Tokyo are working out the dates between December 13 and 17 for his annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As for the venue of the bilateral talks, the Indian side is scouting for locations and is considering Odisha and Assam as possible places for the meeting.
While Assam’s Guwahati is the first choice for the bilateral meeting, Odisha’s Bhubaneswar has emerged as a top contender owing to its infrastructure and local administration.
It is learnt that the picturesque Sun temple in Konark in Odisha could provide a backdrop for the summit meeting between Modi and Abe. Such a picturesque backdrop will be comparable to the summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Modi in Mahabalipuram in October.
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