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26 nations and a slew of deals: What India achieved through PM Modi's foreign visits

India TV News Desk 02 Jan 2016, 20:18:27 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Narendra Modi is believed to be contemplating on cutting down on his foreign tours in 2016 to focus on domestic commitments. The year 2015 saw the popular Indian Prime Minister undertake visits to 26 countries.

His foreign visits have given enough fodder to the opposition to target him for his frequent travels. Here, we bring you a glimpse of what India has managed to achieve out of Modi's global sojourns in 2015

March

 

March 10-11

Seychelles

Four agreements including one on advancing maritime security in the region

March 11-12

Mauritius

Five pacts including a security cooperation agreement

March 13-14

Sri Lanka

Four pacts including a currency swap, and visa on arrival agreement for Sri Lankans

 

April

April 9-11

France

17 pacts signed; India strikes deal for supply of 36 Rafale jets; France promises investment of €2 bn for the government's smart cities initiative

 April 12-14

Germany 

Ground set for 18 agreements; Germany announces funding of €1 bn for India's solar energy ambitions

14-17

Canada

India signs 13 agreements with Canada, including one on space cooperation

May

May 14-16

China

India-China sign 24 business agreements; pledge cooperation in sectors including railways and education

May 17-18

Mongolia

India, Mongolia ink 14 agreements including a treaty on air service

May 18-19

South Korea

India inks 7 agreements with South Korea, including a crucial pact on avoidance of double taxation. Korea also promises $10 bn investments in Indian infrastructure

June

June 6-7

Bangladesh

India signs 22 agreements with its eastern neighbour. A historic pact on exchange of enclaves and the implementation of the 1974 Land Boundary Agreement was also signed. Both sides also agree to put a check on human trafficking and smuggling of fake currency

July

July 6-7

Uzbekistan

Crucial decisions taken regarding implementation of the uranium pact and cooperation in counter terrorism

July 7-8

Kazakhstan

Both sides sign five agreements. Finalise contract for supply of Uranium and also enter into a defence pact

July 10-11

Turkmenistan

India, Turkmenistan enter into seven pacts. Sectors include tourism, defence, counter terrorism and the TAPI gas project

July 11-12

Kyrgyz Republic

Four agreements signed, including those on defence cooperation

July 12-13

Tajikistan

Two agreements inked in sectors including culture and education

July 16-17

UAE

UAE announces plans to invest Rs 4.5 lakh crore in India. Also allocates land for a Hindu temple and agrees to back India's bid for a permanent seat in UN Security Council


September

September 23

Ireland

Modi does a small 5-hour stopover, both sides discuss Ireland's visa policy

September 23-28

US

Modi makes big pitch for "Digital India", interacts with top names of Silicon Valley. Qualcomm Inc announced $150 mn India-specific Venture Fund

 

November

November 12-14

UK

Both sides announce 27 deals worth £9 billion

November 14-16

Turkey

Modi visits Turkey for the G20 summit, held dialogue with leaders of Australia, Spain, Turkey

November 21-23

Malaysia

Both sides ink 3 agreements on cyber security, cultural exchange and infrastructure development

November 23-24

Singapore

Both sides enter into 10 agreements. Pacts include cyber security, civil aviation and defence

November 29-30

France

Both sides ink 20 agreements. Both sides agree to expand cooperation in nuclear, space and energy sectors

 

December

December 23-24

Russia

Both sides ink a total of 16 pacts. Agreements cover various fields including nuclear and defence. Both sides formalise joint venture for manufacturing 226 military helicopters; 12 atomic plants to be built

December 25

Afghanistan

Modi inaugurated new parliament building. Also handed over three Mi5 helicopters

December 25

Pakistan

Modi makes a surprise 5-hour stopover in Lahore; Modi and Nawaz Sharif agree to take peace talks forward.