Dear Readers & Aspirants, We collected some Modi Foreign Visits 2014 – 2015 and make it in points format. We Hope it will definitely help you for your upcoming Exams. All the Best My Dear Aspirants & Readers.
1.AGGREMENTS __ Total 4
- Renewable energy
- Development and sale of navigation charts and electronic navigational charts
- Trick –HRD-“I”
2.Mapping its hydrology reserves
3.launched a coastal surveillance radar project to boost security cooperation with the island nation
4.Provide free of cost visas for three months for its citizens and making it available to them on arrival.
Note__*Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Seychelles in 34 years.
*Indira Gandhi was the last prime minister to visit Seychelles in 1981.
*key person—President James Alix Michel
2.Mauritius – 11–13 March
AGGREMENTS _Total 5
1.India Offers $500 Million Credit to Mauritius During PM Modi’s Visit, 5 Pacts Signed
# Indian line of credit of $ 200 million initially meant for the light railway transit system to projects in the water and energy sector
*Agriculture and Cooperation– importation of fresh mango from India
*Sea and Air Transportation Facilities at Agalega Island of Mauritius
2.Modi was the Chief guest at the Mauritian National Day on 12 March
3.India-Mauritius Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) is being revised amid concerns that Mauritius.
4.Mauritius has been one of the biggest sources of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into India.
*key persons–PM of mauritius–aniruthJugnauth
3.Sri Lanka__13–14 March
4 agreements with Sri Lanka__
*Customs pact to balance trade,
*Credit line of more than $300 million,
*Currency swap agreement
*Visa on arrival for Sri Lankan nationals in India.
- Educational exchanges with banaras university
- Announcing a new line of credit of $318 million for Sri Lankan railways.
- Reserve Bank of India and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka have agreed to enter into a currency swap agreement of $1.5 billion
- Energy cooperation, Indian Oil Corp. Ltd’s Sri Lankan subsidiary, Lanka IOC Plc. and Ceylon Petroleum Corp.
- Stands ready to help Trincomalee become a regional petroleum hub.
- Joint venture project between the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and NTPC Ltd of India.
- Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the two countries.
NOTE__*Modi said adding that tourism circuits would be developed along the Ramayana Trail in Sri Lanka and a Buddhist pilgrimage circuit in India.
*Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off a train service at the north-western Sri Lankan town of .The newly-constructed 63-km railway track between Madhu Road and Talaimannar Pier is the last segment of the 265-km long
* During this trip Modi also visited to Jafna in the Northern Province
*27,000 new homes to Tamils in jafna district
*Modi is the first Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka on a bilateral visit since Rajiv Gandhi in 1987.
*key persons–president -Maithripala SirisenaRanil
prime minster –Wickremesinghe
1.Prime Minister Modi attended the state-funeral of Lee Kuan Yew,
*The first Prime Minister of Singapore.
*There, at the sidelines, he met several world leaders including Israeli President. *It was his first visit to Singapore and he is expected to visit again during the later part of the year for golden jubilee celebration of India-Singapore diplomatic relation.
*20 pacts signed between India and France
*India, France sign 17 agreements during PM Narendra Modi’s visit__
# Participate in the Make In India programme in defense, civil nuclear power and food processing
*India asked France to supply 36 Rafale fighter jets in ‘fly-away’ condition
- Including on the stalled nuclear project in Jaitapur in Maharashtra
- MoU was signed between Larsen and Tubro and AREVA
- Re-engineering agreements were inked between NPCIL and Areva which intend to bring clarity on all technical aspects of the plant so that all parties
- MoU on cooperation between the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and French Ministry of Sports, Youth Affairs, Public Education and Community Life.
- Signed agreements increasing bilateral cooperation in the economic sector.
- MoU on cooperation in the field of renewable energy between the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and France’s Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.
- Railway protocol between Indian Ministry of Railways and French National Railways (SNCF) was also inked, seeking to establish cooperation between Indian and French Railways for semi-high speed rail and station renovation on upgradation of the Delhi-Chandigarh line to 200 kmph
- MoU between ISRO and French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) on the Indo-French Megha Tropiques satellite which was launched on board the Indian launch vehicle PSLV on October 12, 2011.
- Other agreements signed were in the fields of energy, culture, tourism, conservation, Ayurveda, skill development and science and technology.
*key person ___French President Francois Hollande.
The PM’s visit to Germany was widely covered by the media there especially his inauguration of the famous Hannover industrial fair along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
- Both leaders spoke in favour of a free trade agreement between the European Union and India. PM Modi said that this was important for the expansion of India as a manufacturing hub.
- The joint statement by both countries recognized the establishment of a working group on urban development.
- PM Modi promised to set up a mechanism to help German companies invest and do business in India — something that he has done only for Japan and the US.
- While addressing a diaspora event in Berlin, PM Modi said that India would lead the way in dealing with climate change. He added that India is not answerable to the world in relation to climate change.
- Make in India lion is a symbol of new India- Modi at India Pavilion.
- The two countries said stronger educational exchanges will be encouraged along with collaborations between universities.
*Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the Indian community during a reception hosted by the Indian Ambassador in Berlin
*Germany chancellor— angela merkel
CANADA __14–16 April
*The first official visit by an Indian PM in over 40 years, is a sure sign that relations between our two countries are reaching new heights.
- The visit, which resulted in several new bilateral agreements and commercial deals worth over $1.6 billion.
- These include energy, railway transportation, education and skills development, space cooperation, and maternal, newborn and child health.
- One of the commercial agreements signed was for a Canadian company, Cameco, to supply over 3.175 million kg of uranium concentrate to India over the next five years for the generation of electricity.
- India is currently Canada’s largest trading partner in South Asia and merchandise trade between our two countries has more than doubled over the past 10 years, reaching record heights of almost $6.5 billion in 2014.
- Co-chairs of the Framework Working Group of the G-20.
*** Note__Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, and a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement,
* LAST VISITOR — cannada is smt. INDIRA GANDHI
*key person –Stephen Harper-PM
Modi will undertake a three-nation tour of China, Mongolia and South Korea from May 14 to 19.
*According to officials, the visit is aimed at giving a boost to the East Asia policy aligning it with Make in India initiatives and bringing momentum to the country’s foreign policy in the strategically significant region.
- During the Modi’s visit, India would seek greater market access, removal of non-tariff barriers and investments in sectors such as defence.
- China has already signed MoUs to set up industrial parks in India.
- India wants greater market access for its products including textiles, pharmaceuticals and bovine meat.
- China, which is conducting a feasibility study into a $36 billion bullet train project from the capital in the north to Chennai in the south
- The country imports about 65 per cent of bulk drugs from China for its generic medicine industry but strict regulatory procedures in the neighbouring country rest
- Both countries have an unsettled boundary of 3,488 km that often acts as an irritant to the ties.
- Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is seen as a counter to the US, Japan dominated Asian Development Bank, is likely to announce funding for infrastructure projects in India during the visit of PM Modi, leading role in India becoming a founding member of the bank.
*AGGREMENTS __ *For 3 day visit — total 21+ 24 = 45 aggrements done
* India and China on signed 24 deals worth over $10 billion during Modi’s visit to the country.
- Protocols between India and China on the establishment of consulates-general at Chengdu and Chennai and the extension of the consular district of the consulate general of India in Guanzhou to include Jiangxi province.
- MoU between the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship of India and the ministry of human resources and social security of China on cooperation in the field of vocational education and skill development.
- Action plan on cooperation in setting up of the Mahatma Gandhi National Institute for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
- MoU between India and China on consultative mechanism for cooperation in trade negotiations.
- MoU on cooperation between the ministry of external affairs of India and international department of the central committee of the Communist Party of China.
- Action plan between the National Railway Administration of China and the ministry of railways of India on enhancing cooperation in the railway sector. (2015-16).
- MoU on education exchange programme.
- MoU between the ministry of mines of India and the ministry of land and resources of China on the cooperation in the mining and minerals sector.
- Space Cooperation Outline (2015-2020).
- Protocol on health and safety regulations on importing Indian rapeseed meal between the export inspection council, ministry of commerce and industry of India and the general administration of quality supervision, inspection and quarantine.
- MoU between Doordarshan and China Central Television on cooperation in the field of broadcasting.
- Agreement between the ministry of tourism of India and the national tourism administration of China on cooperation in the field of tourism.
- MoU on establishing India-China think-tanks forum.
- MoU between India’s Niti Aayog and the Development Research Centre, State Council of China.
- Modi-Xi personal chemistry on display on Day 1
- MoU between India’s ministry of earth sciences and the China Earthquake Administration concerning cooperation in the field of earthquake science and earthquake engineering.
- MoU between India’s ministry of earth sciences and the State Oceanic Administration of China on cooperation in the field of ocean science, ocean technology, climate change, polar science and cryosphere.
- MoU on scientific cooperation between Geological Survey of India, ministry of mines of India and the China Geological Survey, ministry of land and resources of China in geoscience.
- MoU between the ministry of external affairs of India and ministry of foreign affairs of China on establishment of states/provincial leaders’ forum.
- Agreement on the establishment of sister-state/province relations between state government of Karnataka and provincial government of Sichuan of China.
- Agreement on establishment of sister-city relations between Chennai and Chongqing of China.
- Agreement on establishment of sister-city relations between Hyderabad and Qingdao of China.
- Agreement on establishment of sister-city relations between Aurangabad and Dunhuang of China.
- MoU between the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Fudan University on the establishment of a centre for Gandhian and Indian studies.
- MoU between Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Yunnan Minzu University on the establishment of a yoga college.
*key persons–Xi Jinping
9.Mongolia ___16–17 May
- Mongolia and India are keen to move forward on the MoU for Uranium supply that the two countries had entered in 2009.
- 2.Mongolia is keen on Indian helping the country in cyber security.
- 3.Help in border patrolling is another area where the two countries will be stepping up the ties.
#Prime Minister to visit Mongolia and during his visit talks on Uranium supply to India likely to get boost.
*Key person –Chimed Saikhanbileg–PM
10.South korea __18–19 May
- Modi’s visit to South Korea was part of India’s East Asia policy and Modi’s attempt to promote his Make in India concept to Korean investors
- His visit to South Korea has a definite Make in India angle to it.
- India is keen on getting investment and going for joint manufacturing in areas where South Korea has a technological edge.
- In the manufacturing sector, South Korean companies including Samsung, LG and Hyundai that have strong presence in India.
- Infrastrcuture developments.
*key person –President Park Geun-hye ,prime minister–Lee Wan-koo as the new
11.BANGLADESH__June 6 – 7
- This visit, the Prime Minister’s first to Bangladesh, reflects the importance of the bilateral relationship between India and Bangladesh.
- During this visit, the Prime Minister discussed the ratification of te India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement – 1974 & Protocol- 2011.
- The visit is expected to further expand the cordial and cooperative relationship between the two countries and strengthen the ties of friendship and trust between India and Bangladesh.
Aggrements __ total -22 aggrements
- including on curbing human trafficking, smuggling of fake currency and setting up an Indian Economic Zone, to boost bilateral ties
- Agreements on two key bus services were also reached, including the Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala route that will benefit the commuters by reducing travel time by nearly one-third.
- Another Dhaka-Shillong-Guwahati route was also flagged off by the three leaders.
- Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) on Prevention of Human Trafficking; Prevention of Smuggling and Circulation of Fake Currency notes; and setting up an Indian Economic Zone were also reached by the two sides.
- In another key development, a Memorandum of Understanding for Extending a New Line of Credit (LoC) of USD 2 billion by India to Bangladesh was signed.
- A renewed Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade besides an Agreement on Coastal Shipping between Bangladesh and India were among the other deals reached.
*key persons–The Prime Minister—Sheikh Hasina., President of Bangladesh_ H.E. Mr. Md. Abdul Hamid