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The governments of Japan and India started negotiating a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement in January 2007. They concluded the deal in 2011.

last update: May 2012

India Fin Min: Hopes to sign FTA with Japan before China
Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Wednesday that India hopes to conclude a free trade or similar economic partnership agreement with Japan before it concludes one with China.
India, Japan identify eight-fold initiative for strategic partnership
The Prime Ministers of India and Japan have directed the India-Japan Joint Study Group to consider the feasibility of an India-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.
Japan, India take first step toward free trade pact
Japan and India took a first step to a possible free trade deal with an agreement to spend a year looking at the effects of a pact on the two major Asian economies.
Japan, India agree to conclude dialogue involving FTA in 1 yr
Japan and India agreed Thursday to conclude in one year the ongoing dialogue on economic cooperation, which involves the possibility of signing a free trade agreement, Japan’s trade minister Shoichi Nakagawa said.