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26 nations and a slew of deals: What India achieved through PM Modi's foreign visits

New Delhi: Narendra Modi is believed to be contemplating on cutting down on his foreign tours in 2016 to focus on domestic commitments. The year 2015 saw the popular Indian Prime Minister undertake visits to
India TV News Desk January 02, 2016 20:18 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Narendra Modi is believed to be contemplating on cutting down on his foreign tours in 2016 to focus on domestic commitments. The year 2015 saw the popular Indian Prime Minister undertake visits to 26 countries.

His foreign visits have given enough fodder to the opposition to target him for his frequent travels. Here, we bring you a glimpse of what India has managed to achieve out of Modi's global sojourns in 2015



March 10-11


Four agreements including one on advancing maritime security in the region

March 11-12


Five pacts including a security cooperation agreement

March 13-14

Sri Lanka

Four pacts including a currency swap, and visa on arrival agreement for Sri Lankans



April 9-11


17 pacts signed; India strikes deal for supply of 36 Rafale jets; France promises investment of €2 bn for the government's smart cities initiative

 April 12-14


Ground set for 18 agreements; Germany announces funding of €1 bn for India's solar energy ambitions



India signs 13 agreements with Canada, including one on space cooperation


May 14-16


India-China sign 24 business agreements; pledge cooperation in sectors including railways and education

May 17-18


India, Mongolia ink 14 agreements including a treaty on air service

May 18-19

South Korea

India inks 7 agreements with South Korea, including a crucial pact on avoidance of double taxation. Korea also promises $10 bn investments in Indian infrastructure


June 6-7


India signs 22 agreements with its eastern neighbour. A historic pact on exchange of enclaves and the implementation of the 1974 Land Boundary Agreement was also signed. Both sides also agree to put a check on human trafficking and smuggling of fake currency


July 6-7


Crucial decisions taken regarding implementation of the uranium pact and cooperation in counter terrorism

July 7-8


Both sides sign five agreements. Finalise contract for supply of Uranium and also enter into a defence pact

July 10-11


India, Turkmenistan enter into seven pacts. Sectors include tourism, defence, counter terrorism and the TAPI gas project

July 11-12

Kyrgyz Republic

Four agreements signed, including those on defence cooperation

July 12-13


Two agreements inked in sectors including culture and education

July 16-17


UAE announces plans to invest Rs 4.5 lakh crore in India. Also allocates land for a Hindu temple and agrees to back India's bid for a permanent seat in UN Security Council


September 23


Modi does a small 5-hour stopover, both sides discuss Ireland's visa policy

September 23-28


Modi makes big pitch for "Digital India", interacts with top names of Silicon Valley. Qualcomm Inc announced $150 mn India-specific Venture Fund



November 12-14


Both sides announce 27 deals worth £9 billion

November 14-16


Modi visits Turkey for the G20 summit, held dialogue with leaders of Australia, Spain, Turkey

November 21-23


Both sides ink 3 agreements on cyber security, cultural exchange and infrastructure development

November 23-24


Both sides enter into 10 agreements. Pacts include cyber security, civil aviation and defence

November 29-30


Both sides ink 20 agreements. Both sides agree to expand cooperation in nuclear, space and energy sectors



December 23-24


Both sides ink a total of 16 pacts. Agreements cover various fields including nuclear and defence. Both sides formalise joint venture for manufacturing 226 military helicopters; 12 atomic plants to be built

December 25


Modi inaugurated new parliament building. Also handed over three Mi5 helicopters

December 25


Modi makes a surprise 5-hour stopover in Lahore; Modi and Nawaz Sharif agree to take peace talks forward.