India and France view each other as important partners in Space Technology and Applications and have a vibrant bilateral co-operation for more than five decades. Since 1964, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO – Indian government space agency) and Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES – French government space agency) have a longstanding partnership for peaceful uses of outer space.
India would like to further make widespread base of its traditional existing export basket with more venture into IT and IT enabled products. Given that India views Europe as partner for its search for advanced technologies that will help Asia’s third largest economy achieve its development goals
The products that India imports from Poland are electromechanical appliances, mineral and chemical products, among other items. Indian investments in Poland are valued at over $3 billion and include ArcelorMittal (global Luxembourg-based investment), Videocon, Escorts, Strides Arcolab, Reliance Industries, Ranbaxy, Essel Propack, KPIT Cummins, Zensar Technologies Ltd, Infosys and Wipro, Jindal Stainless, Berger Paints India, UFLEX, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Flemingo Duty Free, Rishabh Instruments.
Indian Disaspora holds a strong presence in Malaysia. The Malaysian Indians or Indian Malaysians consists of people of full or partial Indian descent who were born in or immigrated to Malaysia. In 2010, there were nearly 2,700,000 people self-identifying as “Indian” who hold Malaysian nationality including Malaysian-born and foreign-born people of Indian descent (about 8 percent of Malaysia’s population).
India and Poland established diplomatic relations in 1954 and the Indian Embassy in Warsaw was opened in 1957. The two countries shared common ideological perceptions, based on their opposition to colonialism, imperialism and racism.
The strong presence of two million Indian origin people in Malaysia had always been a concern for the Indian leaders and Jawahar Lal Nehru made special efforts to secure the welfare of Indian Diaspora here. Presently, Indo-Malay relations have made a steady but reliable partnership in many areas including trade, defence and cultural exchanges.
India and Malaysia have a long history of trade and cultural relations. Diplomatic relations between India and Malaysia were established in 1957 and the two countries in 2016 have completed the 59th anniversary of the foundation of their diplomatic engagement. Bilateral relations between India and Malaysia are cordial: both countries have interactions in various domains of economic, political, strategic, and cultural activities; and have cooperated on a sustained basis at various international fora.
At the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Narendra Modi paid a two-day official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from April 2-3, 2016.