List of MoUs Signed between India and other Nations (2016-17)

1. India and Canada:

(11/January/2017)
India and canada signed three MoUs on defence cooperation and these MoUs were signed by Canadian and Indian organizations at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar.

I. MoU between Kinectrics International Inc. (KII), Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) and Security Solution Business Integrator (SSBI ) to set up a first-of-its-kind conductor testing laboratory at GFSU. This high-end testing lab will allow India’s power-based industry partners to save time and money by accessing forensic lab facilities in India rather than in Canada.

II. MoU between Ultra Electronics ‎Forensic Technology Inc. and Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) for the exchange of faculty and key technical personnel for joint lectures and research programs.
III. MoU between a Canadian Consortium of companies and ‎the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB) for the promotion and development of a Petroleum and Petrochemical complex with storage facilities.

2. India and US:

(11/January/2017)
India and the US have signed an MoU the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-ln) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and the US Homeland Security Department on cooperation in the field of Cyber Security.

I. The MoU intends to promote closer co-operation and exchange of information pertaining to the Cyber Security in accordance with the relevant laws, rules and regulations and on the basis of equality, reCciprocity and mutual benefit.

3. India and Fiji:

(29/May/2017) India and Fiji signed an MoU on defence cooperation and this MoU was signed by The Minister of Defence and National Security of Fiji, Honourable Ratu Inoke Kubuabola and the Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley in Delhi.

I. MoU on defence cooperation envisaging several areas of cooperation including in defence industry, military training and humanitarian assistance & disaster management

4. India and Malaysia:

(1/April/2017) India and Malaysia signed seven MoUs when Najib Razak, PM of Malaysia met PM Modi in India at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

I. Air Services Agreement between India and Malaysia- By Dato Sri Liow Tiong Lai,Minister of Transport Malaysia and EAM(External Affairs Minister)
II. Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the proposed development of a Urea and Ammonia Manufacturing Plant in Malaysia and offtake of exisiting surplus urea from Malaysia to India.
III. MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Sports
IV. MoU between the Malaysian Human Resource Fund (HRDF)/ Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad (PSMB) and EDII, Ahmedabad for cooperation in training, etc.
V. MoU between Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Malaysia on Mutual Recognition of the Educational Qualifications.
VI. The MoU between Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), India
VII. MoU between MIGHT Technology Malaysia and AP Economic Development Board on implementation of 4th Generation Technology Park in AP.

5. India and Bangladesh:

(08/April/2017)
India and Australia signed twenty two MoUs when Sheikh Hasina, PM of Bangladesh met PM Modi in Delhi (the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat)

I. MoU on Defence Cooperation Framework between GoI and GoB
II. MoU between Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (Nilgiris), Tamil Nadu, India and Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh for Enhancing Cooperation in the Field of Strategic and operational studies
III. MoU between National Defence College, Dhaka, Bangladesh and National Defence College, New Delhi, India for enhancing cooperation in the field of national security, development and strategic studies
IV. MoU between India and Bangladesh on Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
V. Agreement between India and Bangladesh on Cooperation in Peaceful uses of Nuclear Energy
VI. Arrangement between The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board(AERB), India and The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority(BAERA) of Bangladesh for the Exchange of Technical Information and Co-operation in the Regulation of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection
VII. Inter-Agency Agreement between Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP), Department of Atomic Energy, India and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission(BAEC), Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh on Cooperation regarding Nuclear Power Plant Projects in Bangladesh
VIII. MoU between the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) of India and Information and Communication Technology Division of Bangladesh on Co-operation in the field of Information Technology and Electronics
IX. MoU between the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), India and Bangladesh Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-Gov CIRT), Bangladesh Computer Council of Information and Communication Technology division, Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and IT On Cooperation in the area of Cyber Security
X. MoU between India and Bangladesh on Establishing Border Haats Across the Border between India and Bangladesh
XI. MoU between India and Bangladesh on Bilateral Judicial Sector Cooperation
XII. MoU between the National Judicial Academy, India and the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on Training and Capacity Building Programme for Bangladeshi Judicial Officers in India
XIII. MoU between the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL), Ministry of Shipping, India and the Department of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Bangladesh Concerning Cooperation on Aids to Navigation
XIV. MoU between Geological Survey of India (GSI) and Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) on Mutual Scientific Cooperation in the field of Earth Sciences for Research and Development
XV. MoU & SOPs on Passenger and Cruise Services on the Coastal and Protocol Route between Bangladesh and India
XVI. MoU on Development of Fairway from Sirajganj to Daikhowa and Ashuganj to Zakiganj on Indo- Bangladesh Protocol Route between the Ministry of Shipping of India and Ministry of Shipping of Bangladesh
XVII. MoU between India and Bangladesh on Cooperation in the Field of Mass Media
XVIII. Audio-visual Co-production Agreement between India and Bangladesh
XIX. MoU between GoI and GoB for extending Defence LOC of USD 500 million
XX. Agreement between Bangladesh And India for the Regulation of Motor Vehicle Passenger Traffic (Khulna-Kolkata route) and SOP of the Agreement
XXI. MoU between the GoI and GoB for Extending a 3rd Line of Credit (LoC) by GoI to GoB
XXII. Financing Agreement between GoI and GoB for the Construction of 36 Community Clinics in Bangladesh

6. India and Australia:

India and Australia signed six MoUs when Malcolm Turnbull, PM of Australia met PM Modi in Delhi (Hyderabad house)

I. MoU on Cooperation in Combating International Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime
II. MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Health and Medicine
III. MoU on Cooperation in Sports
IV. MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Environment, Climate and Wildlife
V. MoU for Promotion and Development of Cooperation in Civil Aviation Security
VI. Implementing Arrangements on Cooperation in Space Technology

7. India and south Korea

(21/April/2017) India and South korea signed by India’s Defence Production Secretary Ashok Kumar Gupta and South Korean Defence Acquisition and Programme Administration Minister Chang Myoung-Jin an MoU for defence industry cooperation in shipbuilding.

I. MoU for defence industry cooperation in shipbuilding

8. India and Palestine:

(15/May/2017) India and Palestine signed five MoUs when Mohmoud Abbas, president of Palestine met PM Modi in

I. MoU on Visa Exemption on Diplomatic and Official Passports
II. MoU on Cooperation in Youth Affairs and Sports
III. MoU on Agricultural Cooperation
IV. MoU on Cooperation in Health Sector
V. MoU on Information-Technology and Electronics

9. India and Spain:

(31/May/2017) India and Spain signed seven agreements, including on cyber security and technical cooperation in civil aviation, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the European country.

I. Agreement for Transfer of Sentenced Persons
II. MOU on Cooperation in organ transplantation between India’s Directorate General of Health Services and the National Transplant Organization of Spain.
III. MoU on Cooperation in Cyber Security.
IV. MoU on Cooperation in Renewable Energy.
V. MoU on Technical Cooperation in Civil Aviation.
VI. Agreement on visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports.
VII. MoU between Foreign Service Institute and Diplomatic Academy of Spain

10. India and Russia:

(1/June/2017) India and Russia signed five MoUs between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the visit of Prime Minister Modi to Russia.

I. An agreement on cultural exchanges for a period of two years (2017-2019) has been signed between the two nations.
II. An agreement for the construction of the third stage of the Kudankulam NPP (KK5 & KK6) along with the Credit Protocol has been signed between NPCIL and ROSATOM.
III. An agreement between the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) and the Council of India on Scientific and Industrial Research has been signed to provide access to Rospatent experts to the Indian Digital Library of Traditional Knowledge (TKDL).
IV. Contract between JSC (Russian Railways) and the Ministry of Railways on the preparation of the justification for the implementation of the high-speed service at the Nagpur-Secunderabad section has been signed.
V. Memorandum of cooperation between ALROSA Joint Stock Company and the Council for the Promotion of the Export of Precious Stones and Jewellery of India has been signed.

India and Saudi Arabia 

April 03. 2016: India and Saudi Arabia signed 5 MoUs during the visit of PM Narendra Modi when he met King Salman of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh (Capital of Saudi Arabia):
  • MoU on Labour Cooperation for Recruitment of workers. 
  • MoU relating to Technical Cooperation Program. 
  • MoU relating to Executive Program for Cooperation in the field of Handicrafts. 
  • MoU relating to Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Related Crimes. 
  • MoU relating to Framework for Investment Promotion Cooperation.

India and Maldives

April 11, 2016: India and Maldives signed 6 MoUs when visiting Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom met PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi:
  • MoU to avoid double taxation of income derived from international air transports. 
  • MoU for the exchange of information with respect to taxes. 
  • MoU related to Orbit Frequency Coordination of "South Asia Satellite" at 48oE. 
  • MoU in the area of conservation and restoration of ancient mosques and joint research and exploratory surveys in Maldives. 
  • MoU on cooperation in the field of tourism. 
  • MoU for defence cooperation. 

India and Oman

May 22, 2016: India and Oman signed 4 MoUs during the visit of Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, to Oman when he met Minister for Defence Affairs of Oman Badr Bin Saud Bin Harib Al Busaidi, at Muscat (Capital of Oman):
  • MoU on Defence Cooperation. 
  • MoU in the field of Marine Crime Prevention at Sea. 
  • MoU on Maritime Issues. 
  • MoU on Flight Safety information Exchange. 

India and Iran

May 23, 2016: India and Iran signed 12 MoUs during the visit of PM Narendra Modi to Iran when he met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at Tehran (Capital of Iran):
  • MoU relating to the development of Chabahar Port in Iran. 
  • MoU relating to India-Iran-Afghanistan Trilateral Agreement. (This MoU was signed by Indian PM Narendra Modi, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in Teheran). 
  • MoU relating to Letter of Credit for Chabahar Port. 
  • Confirmation of MoU earlier signed between EXIM (Export and Import Bank of India) and Iran Central Bank. 
  • MoU relating to the field of mines. 
  • MoU relating to cooperation in foreign trade and investment. 
  • MoU relating to Extension of Cultural Exchange Program till 2019. 
  • MoU relating to cultural relations. 
  • MoU relating to Science and Technology Development. 
  • MoU on the training of diplomats and exchanging eminent speakers. 
  • MoU to encourage the engagement of think tanks. 
  • MoU relating to Cooperation on Archival Matters. 

India and Qatar

June 05, 2016: India and Qatar signed 7 MoUs, during the visit of PM Narendra Modi when he met Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at Doha (Capital of Qatar):
  • MoU for the promotion of investments. 
  • MoU on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters. 
  • MoU for the exchange of intelligence related to money laundering, terrorism financing and related crimes. 
  • MoU concerning the skilled workers. 
  • MoU on cooperation in Tourism. 
  • MoU for Cooperation in the field of Health. 
  • MoU in the field of Youth and Sports. 

India and Ghana

June 13, 2016: India and Ghana signed 3 MoUs, during the visit of Indian President, Mr Pranab Mukherjee when he met President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama, at Accra (Capital of Ghana):
  • MoU for visa waivers for holders of diplomatic passports. 
  • MoU for setting up a Joint Commission between the two countries on various matters. 
  • MoU for Civil Nuclear Cooperation by India to Ghana. 

India and Myanmar

August 30, 2016: India and Myanmar signed 4 MoUs after PM Narendra Modi met visiting President of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw in New Delhi:
  • MoU on cooperation in the Field of Renewable Energy. 
  • MoU on cooperation in the construction of 69 bridges. 
  • MoU on cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine. 
  • MoU for construction and up gradation of the Kalewa – Yagi Road Section. 

India and Vietnam

September 03, 2016: 12 MoUs were signed between India and Vietnam during the visit of PM Narendra Modi when he met PM of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi (Capital of Vietnam):

  • MoU relating to Framework Agreement on Cooperation in the Exploration and Uses of Outer Space.
  • MoU for Amending the Agreement on Avoiding Double Taxation.
  • MoU for Program of Cooperation in UN Peacekeeping Matters.
  • MoU on Celebrating 2017 as the “Year of Friendship”.
  • MoU on Health Cooperation.
  • MoU on Cooperation in Information Technology.
  • MoU on Cooperation in the field of Social Sciences.
  • MoU on cooperation in Cyber Security.
  • MoU in the fields of Standardisation and Conformity.
  • MoU for establishing Centre of Excellence in Software Development and Training.
  • MoU on Sharing of White Shipping Information.
  • MoU on Contract for Offshore High-speed Patrol Boats.


India and Chile

September 06, 2016: India and Chile signed the extension of the existing MoU relating to India–Chile Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA), in New Delhi. It was signed by Commerce Secretary of India, Rita Teaotia, and the ambassador of Chile to India, Andres Barbe, in New Delhi.

India and Japan

November 11, 2016: 10 MoUs/MoCs (Memorandum of Cooperation) were signed during the visit of PM Narendra Modi to Japan when he met Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Tokyo (Capital of Japan):

  • MoU for Cooperation for Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.
  • MoU for Manufacturing Skill Transformation Program.
  • MoU for Cooperation in the field of Outer Space.
  • MoU for collaboration in Marine, Earth Science and Technology.
  • MoC in the Field of Agriculture and Food Related Industries.
  • MoU for Transport and Urban Development.
  • MoU in the field of Textiles.
  • MOC in the field of Cultural Exchange.
  • MoC between India and Japan on Cooperation in Sports, especially in view of the forthcoming Tokyo Olympic Games 2020.
  • MOU between India and Japan in the field of Academics, Business, Cultural Cooperation, Disaster Management and Environment Protection in Gujarat.


India and Vietnam

December 09, 2016: India and Vietnam signed 4 MoUs when Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, President of Vietnam met PM Modi in New Delhi:

  • MoU for Civil Nuclear Cooperation.
  • MoU for aviation links.
  • MoU for energy efficiency.
  • MoU for the promotion of parliamentary cooperation.


India and Portugal

January 07, 2017: India and Portugal signed 6 MoUs when Portugal PM Antonio Costa met PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi:

  • MoU on Defence.
  • MoU on Renewable Energy.
  • MoU on Marine Research and Resources.
  • MoU in the Agriculture and Allied Sectors.
  • MoU in the field of Information Technology and Electronics.
  • MoU on the establishment of an Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Chair of Indian Studies in University of Lisbon.
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