Common questions

What are some foreign relations agreements India has signed?

What are some foreign relations agreements India has signed?

Agreements Country Year of Agreement signed 1 France 1997 2 Russia 2000 3 Germany 2001 4 Mauritius 2003

What was the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1986?

Amends the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 to authorize the Secretary to transfer up to a specified amount of funds to the Administrator of General Services for studies, site preparation, and planning for a consolidated training facility for the Foreign Service Institute.

Who is the head of the Indian Foreign Service?

The Foreign Secretary, currently Smt. Sujatha Singh, is the head of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), and as such first among the four Secretaries in the Ministry, who share at the helm all substantive responsibilities for the diplomatic conduct of India’s foreign policy.

What is the relationship between the US and India?

Working alongside interagency partners, the Political-Military Affairs (PM) Bureau advances the defense trade relationship and broader security partnership between the United States and India. In 2016, the United States designated India as a Major Defense Partner.

Why does India have a different foreign policy?

India shares varying relationships with its neighbours and dominant powers, especially with its diverse culture, strategic geographical location and a unique economic position in the world. These are also the factors it takes into consideration for its foreign policy.

What are some examples of relations between India and Russia?

Important examples include the UN, BRICS, G20 and SCO. Russia has stated publicly that it supports India receiving a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. In addition, Russia has expressed interest in joining SAARC with observer status in which India is a founding member.

What was Rajiv Gandhis foreign policy in India?

While the Janata Party government pursued a ‘good–neighbour‘ policy, Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure saw a focus on nuclear disarmament (Six Nation Summit), improvement of relations with China, and the acceptance of new world technology.