Manmohan Singh visited Bhutan and expressed strong support for Bhutan's move towards democracy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit[ edit ] The present Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose Bhutan as his first foreign destination, placing regional co-operation before global co-operation.
The visit was called by the media as a "charm offensive" that would also seek to check Bhutan-China relations that had recently been formalised. The idea that their western boundary would be controlled by a more friendly government was attractive.
Also seen Subhas Chandra Bose statue in Tokyo. The judgement of Justice Radhabinod Pal is remembered even today in Japan. A relatively well-known result of the two nations' was in , when India sent the Tokyo Zoo two elephants to cheer the spirits of the defeated Japanese empire.
India's iron ore helped Japan's recovery from World War II devastation, and following Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi 's visit to India in , Japan started providing yen loans to India in , as the first yen loan aid extended by Japanese government. Since the s, however, efforts were made to strengthen bilateral ties. Japan imposed sanctions on India following the test, which included the suspension of all political exchanges and the cutting off of economic assistance.
These sanctions were lifted three years later. Relations improved exponentially following this period, as bilateral ties between the two nations improved once again,  to the point where the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe was to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day parade. His visit further strengthened the ties between the two countries, and resulted in several key agreements, including the establishment of a "Special Strategic Global Partnership".
During the meeting, India and Japan signed the "Agreement for Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy", a landmark civil nuclear agreement, under which Japan will supply nuclear reactors, fuel and technology to India. India is not a signatory to the non-Proliferation Treaty NPT , and is the only non-signatory to receive an exemption from Japan.
This is the single largest overseas project being financed by Japan and reflected growing economic partnership between the two nations. India is also one of the only three countries in the world with whom Japan has a security pact. As of March , Japan was the third largest investor in India. Under the memorandum, any Japanese coming to India for business or work will be straightway granted a three-year visa and similar procedures will be followed by Japan.
Other highlights of this visit includes abolition of customs duties on 94 per cent of trade between the two nations over the next decade. As per the Agreement, tariffs will be removed on almost 90 per cent of Japan's exports to India and 97 per cent of India's exports to Japan Trade between the two nations has also steadily been growing. India and Japan also have close military ties.
They have shared interests in maintaining the security of sea-lanes in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean, and in co-operation for fighting international crime, terrorism, piracy and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. India in Africa Engagement at all levels with African countries has increased in the last two decades with a large number of public and private sector companies from India investing in Africa.
It is held once in every three years beginning from Indian military academies offer training to military officers from a number of African states. Areas of Cooperation Trade — Indian-African synergies can be used for expanding sectors like tourism, banking, telecommunications, manufacturing and agriculture. Security — Being the littoral states in the Indian Ocean, they can work towards establishing mechanisms to deal with threats to regional security including terrorism and piracy.
Food Security — India and Africa face similar challenges in regards to hunger and undernutrition. It will also provide opportunities to farmers of Africa to increase income, productivity and generate employment.
From 3 July , Japan issues multiple entry visas for the short term stay of Indian nationals. Importance of Africa Africa is home to over half a dozen of the fastest growing countries of this decade such as Rwanda, Senegal, and Tanzania etc making it one of the growth pole of the world. While India repeatedly reiterated its military support to Bhutan, the latter expressed concerns about India's ability to protect Bhutan against China while fighting a two-front war involving Pakistan. Manmohan Singh visited Bhutan and expressed strong support for Bhutan's move towards democracy. She is also mentioned in the Lotus Sutra.
Areas of Cooperation Trade — Indian-African synergies can be used for expanding sectors like tourism, banking, telecommunications, manufacturing and agriculture. The cultural exchanges between the two countries created many parallels in their folklore. His visit further strengthened the ties between the two countries, and resulted in several key agreements, including the establishment of a "Special Strategic Global Partnership". From 3 July , Japan issues multiple entry visas for the short term stay of Indian nationals.
Modern popular culture based upon this folklore, such as works of fantasy fiction in manga and anime , sometimes bear references to common deities deva , demons asura and philosophical concepts.
The treaty also established free trade and extradition protocols. The forum will focus on strategic projects aimed at improving connectivity, roads, electric infrastructure, food processing, disaster management, and promoting organic farming and tourism in northeast India. A Japanese embassy spokesperson stated that the development of the northeast was a "priority" for India and its Act East Policy, and that Japan placed a "special emphasis on cooperation in North East for its geographical importance connecting India to South-East Asia and historical ties". The Japanese initially assumed that the Portuguese were from India and that Christianity was a new " Indian faith ".
Under the memorandum, any Japanese coming to India for business or work will be straightway granted a three-year visa and similar procedures will be followed by Japan.
Political connection during the colonial era was linked through M. In the post-colonial era, state relations between India and the independent states of Africa focused on questions of both national and human development. Many of the facets of Hindu culture which have influenced Japan have also influenced Chinese culture. If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.