As per a response for my report to Radio Japan NHK on their relays via All India Radio they are planning to commence daily FM relays in India in coming October, 2012.
The relay transmissions will be carried by All India Radio's "FM Rainbow" network stations. Sunday, October 28 will be the first day of this FM relays.
Prior to this, All India Radio FM Rainbow Hyderabad will commence TEST transmissions on the daily basis starting from Sunday, July 1. Listeners in Hyderabad and its suburbs can hear Radio Japan every night at 2130 Indian Standard Time, or 1600 UTC on 101.9 MHz, duration of this transmission is for 30 minutes of daily programs.
Hyderabad will be followed by Jaipur, Mumbai, and some other major cities across India. Radio Japan will try to increase the number of the stations by Oct. 28.
Note: Radio Japan is already heard daily via All India Radio FM Rainbow on 101,9 MHz at 1600-1630 UTC although they saay that it will start in July.
Radio Japan bengali service is already available in Bangladesh on FM channels.
(Jose Jacob, VU2JOS, National Institute of Amateur Radio, Hyderabad, India)