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India Launches First Bullet Train Project

The new railway will be the result of a developing relationship between India and Japan.

India and Japan have today launched a series of join initiatives including the construction of a $17bn bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. We hear about the blossoming relationship between the two countries.

And we find out more about a portable DNA sequencer to help spot viral infections jeopardising cassava crops in Africa. Plus we discuss the latest report from the UN trade body, UNCTAD, 'Beyond Austerity: Towards A Global New Deal'.

Our guests today are Kara Alaimo in Washington DC and Y.S. Chi in Seoul.

Picture: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Credit: SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images

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