Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will arrive in India on Friday on the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an annual summit meeting, but the media has already focused its lens on the leaders' 'bromance'.
Abe's visit will come a day after the cabinet cleared a $14.7 billion Japanese proposal to build the first bullet train line in the country, which will be India's biggest foreign investment in infrastructure.
The deal to build the bullet train line, which is worth Rs 98,000-crore, will be signed during the Japanese PM's India visit.
The last Indo-Japan summit talks in Tokyo between the two leaders had seen the doubling of Japanese investments in India.
Apart from the economic deals that are set to be signed, the strong relations that the two leaders share is expected to cement India's 'Act East' policy.
"The "bromance" between Modi and Abe is a personalised expression of the synergy between India and Japan', Nikkei Asian Review reported.
Modi and Abe will take a break from Delhi's political affairs to visit Varanasi on Saturday, where they will be present for the Ganga Aarti at the Dasaswamedh Ghat.
Twelve thousand LED lights will light up the holy city as Abe and Modi dine at the Nadesar Palace, as per reports.
The Indian PM is expected to gift his Japanese counterpart exquisite gifts from his Lok Sabha constituency, including Banarasi shawls and intricate wood carving works.