LAUNCH: Narendra Modi and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in front of a shinkansen train in Kobe in 2016
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FARMERS RESIST PLANS TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR $17BN JAPAN-BACKED PROJECT INDIA is set to miss a December deadline to acquire land for a Japan-backed $17 billion bullet train project following protests by fruit growers, government officials said, likely delaying one of prime minister Narendra Modi’s most ambitious projects. Modi’s office is now monitoring the project week-to-week, as Indian officials seek to reassure Tokyo that the hurdles can be overcome through intense negotiations with sapota and mango growers in the western state of Maharashtra. Protests, backed by local politicians, have flared up in recent months against attempts to secure sections of…