PM Narendra Modi on Monday left for Germany on a six-day- four-country voyage through Europe that will likewise take him to Spain, Russia and France.
PM Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel
will on Tuesday hold the fourth semiannual Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC)
taking after which various understandings crosswise over various areas are
required to be agreed upon.
Modi will address the Indo-German Business Forum that will see the cooperation of top German CEOs.
The first Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC) was held in New Delhi in May 2011. The two nations talked about a few respective and worldwide issues of intrigue.
Four critical MoUs in the field of professional instruction and science and innovation were signed. Chancellor Merkel was granted the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding for the year 2009, amid the visit.
The second Round of Intergovernmental Consultations occurred in Berlin on 11th April, 2013 –10 MoUs in the field of vocational education and skill development, railroads, Science & Technology and sustainable renewable energy were agreed upon.
The third India Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) held in New Delhi amid October 05, 2015, Both the Indian PM and German Chancellor consented to guide the Strategic Partnership among India and Germany into another stage by expanding on their developing merging on outside, financial matters, economics and security issues.
India strategically recognized and acknowledged the Federal Republic of Germany after the end of the Second World War in 1945. The strategic acknowledgment of Germany by the Indian government smoothed the path for an enduring and ceaseless relationship for more than 60 years up to the present day. Both nations are members of G-4 and determined to make their permanent seat in UN Security Council.
Germany is India's most critical trading accomplice inside the European Union and the 6th most vital trading accomplice in the globe. Since the start of the Indian reform policy in 1990, the two-sided economics exchange volume has ascended from 2.7 billion Euro to 16 billion Euro in 2014.
Germany is the eighth biggest FDI investor in India since 2000 and German FDI in India amid the period 1991 - February 2015, was esteemed at US$ 8.25 billion.
In 1951, the Indian and German chosen to build up financial connections to equip their partnerships, In light of that, the Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru made his initial visit to post-war Germany and its first Chancellor Konrad Adenauer visited India around the same time. Likewise, Germany built up its Consulate in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1951, driving of the foundation of a full-fledged Embassy in New Delhi in 1952.
Back in May 2000 both nations adopted the 'Agenda for the Indo - German Partnership in the 21st Century'. This incorporates customary meetings of both Heads of Government and in addition yearly meeting of the Foreign Ministers. It likewise substantiated their shared enthusiasm for the extension of the economics and technology innovation part, and in addition for Science and Culture.
In addition “Joint Statement" was approved in 2006, supporting the significance of the vital bilateral connection and escalating the relations between the two states.
Whereas the relationships between both have gone in lows in few instances, Germany denounced India for liberating Goa from Portuguese rule in 1961 and upheld Portugal's domineering administration under Salazar against India. Germany was disparaging of India for interceding in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Germany rejected India's 1998 atomic tests with Chancellor Helmut Kohl saying: "this was the wrong choice for them to take; we don't acknowledge this decision.