India, China likely to sign deal on high-speed trainsStaff writer ▼ | September 17, 2014
India is a vast country and high speed trains are needed to connect its north with its south, Liu Jianchao, assistant foreign minister of China told reporters.
Cooperation Liu Jianchao told reporters:
Chief Engineer of China Railway He Huawu told reporters: "China can make technology available to India in the field of bullet train or high-speed trains."
Chinese railway officials have been visiting India in this regards and a team was in India last week, Jianchao said adding that China can build bullet trains at much lower cost per-kilometre as compared to Japan, Germany and other countries.
China has signed agreements with Argentina, Turkey and Venezuela to develop high-speed railway network in those countries and is in talks with several other countries, he added.
Mr. Jinping will begin his three-day visit to India Sep 17 at Ahmedabad and will later visit Delhi. ■