To ensure fool-proof security during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Guwahati, a security team from Japan Government has arrived in the state capital. Nothing short of history will be created in the North East when Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosts his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Guwahati 10 days from now.
The Modi-Abe summit will take place on 15 December, and the two leaders will travel to Manipur’s capital Imphal the next day.
This is the first time that a summit meeting between the Indian Prime Minister and the head of another country is taking place in the North East.
Leave aside holding such a summit in the North East, few foreign leaders have even been encouraged by past governments in New Delhi to visit the region.
Modi has started the practice of holding summits with visiting foreign leaders in different parts of the country and taking them around to famous heritage sites around those places.