Strategic Partners

Countries considered India’s closest include

  1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Russian Federation
  3. Israel
  4. Afghanistan
  5. France
  6. Bhutan
  7. Bangladesh
  8. United States

India has also forged relationships with developing countries, especially South Africa, Brazil and Mexico.

Partnership agreements

India has signed strategic partnership agreements with more than two dozen countries/supranational entities

  1. Afghanistan
  2. ASEAN
  3. Australia
  4. Brazil
  5. China
  6. Egypt
  7. European Union
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Indonesia
  11. Iran
  12. Israel
  13. Japan
  14. Kazakhstan
  15. Malaysia
  16. Mauritius
  17. Mongolia
  18. Oman
  19. Russia
  20. Rwanda
  21. Saudi Arabia
  22. Seychelles
  23. Singapore
  24. South Korea
  25. Tajikistan
  26. United Arab Emirates
  27. United Kingdom
  28. United States
  29. Uzbekistan
  30. Vietnam

Future agreements

Currently, India is taking steps towards establishing strategic partnerships with Canada and Argentina.

Although India has not signed any formal strategic partnership agreements with Bhutan and Qatar, its foreign ministry often describes relations with these countries as 'strategic'.

Membership in International Organizations

  1. Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO)
  2. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  3. African Development Bank (AfDB) Non-regional member
  4. Australia Group (AG)
  5. ASEAN Regional Forum-The Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  6. Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)
  7. Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
  8. BRICS-Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS)
  9. Commonwealth of Nations (CoN)
  10. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  11. Colombo Plan (CP)
  12. East Asia Summit (EAS)
  13. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  14. Group of 15 (G-15)
  15. Group of 20 (G-20)
  16. Group of 77 (G-77)
  17. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  18. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) (IBRD)
  19. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  20. International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  21. International Development Association (IDA)
  22. International Energy Agency (IEA)
  23. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  24. International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  25. International Labor Organization (ILO)
  26. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  27. International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  28. International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO)
  29. International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)
  30. International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  31. International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)
  32. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  33. International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)
  34. International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  35. International Trade Union Confederation (the successor to ICFTU (International Confederation of Free Trade Unions), and the WCL (World Confederation of Labor (ITUC)
  36. Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
  37. Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
  38. Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  39. Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
  40. Pacific Islands Forum (partner) (PIF)
  41. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  42. South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP)
  43. Shanghai Cooperation Organization (Member) (SCO)
  44. Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC)
  45. United Nations (UN)
  46. International Solar Alliance (ISA)
  47. Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  48. Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD)
  49. World Health Organization (WHO)
  50. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  51. United Nations Program on HIV/AODS (UNAIDS)



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