Relations at a Glance – India and Turkmenistan

Establishment of Relations 1992
Brief History  India enjoys close, friendly and historical ties with Turkmenistan. ‘Turkman Gate’ built in Delhi in 1650s bears testimony to this friendship. Prime Minister Nehru visited Ashgabat in June 1955. Indian films and TV serials are popular here with Turkmen people. Similarly, Indian music also holds a special place in the hearts of Turkmen people.
National Leaders- India President – Sri Ramnath Kovind

Vice President – Sri Venkaiah Naidu   

Prime Minister – Sri Narendra Modi
National Leaders- Turkmenistan President-  Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow Deputy Chairman of Cabinet of Ministers (DPM)- Mr. Rashid Meredov
Key Visits to Turkmenistan (President, VP, PM) Prime Minister’s Visits:
1.      10–11 July 2015
VP’s Visits:
1. 11-13 December 2015  
Key Visits to India- The Deputy Chairman of Cabinet of Ministers (DPM) & Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan

1. 13-15 August 2017  
Main Treaties and Agreements 1. Protocol of the fifth meeting of the India-Turkmenistan IGC 2015

2. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of Turkmenistan on Cooperation in the field of Defence 2015

3. Programme of Cooperation in Science & Technology 2015-2017

4. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Sports 2017  
MOUs 1. MoU on Supply of Chemical Products between the Indian Public Sector Undertaking ‘Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited’ and the Turkmen State concern ‘Turkmenhimiya’

2. MoU between the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India and the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

3. MoU between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of Turkmenistan on Cooperation in Yoga and Traditional Medicine

4. MoU Between The Government Of The Republic Of India And The Government Of Turkmenistan On Cooperation In The Field Of Tourism

5. MoU on supply of chemical products 2017
6. MoU on Defence Cooperation  2017
7. MoU on cooperation in Yoga & Traditional Medicine 2017
8. MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism 2017
9. MoU between FSI, MEA, India and MFA, Turkmenistan 2017  
Working Groups 1. TAPI Steering Committee  
Bilateral Trade – Total Trade:
1. 2017-18-  80.46 USD Million
2. 2016-17-  78.92 USD Million
3. 2015-16 –  115.50 USD Million
Major Imports:
1. Raw hides
2. Inorganic chemicals (e.g.Sulpher, Iodine)

Major Exports:
1. Electronic and electrical items (LG products made in India),
2. Machinery,
3. Woven apparel,
4. Pharmaceuticals,
5. Frozen meat and tyres.  
Ongoing Negotiations [For example FTA and Status]
Key Officials Ambassador/HC– India to Turkmenistan –  H. E. Ambassador Azar A. H. Khan  

Ambassador/HC –Turkmenistan to India –  H.E. Mr Parakhat H Durdyev  



  1. Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  2. Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.