Relations at a Glance – India and Kyrgyzstan

Establishment of Relations 1992
Brief History  Historically, India has had close contacts with Central Asia, especially countries which were part of theAncient Silk Route, including Kyrgyzstan. During the Soviet era, India and the then Kyrgyz Republic had limited political, economic and cultural contacts. Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi visited Bishkek and Issyk-Kul Lake in 1985. Since the independence of Kyrgyz Republic on 31st August, 1991, India was among the first to establish diplomatic relations on 18 March 1992; the resident Mission of India was set up on 23 May 1994.
National Leaders- India President – Sri Ramnath Kovind
Vice President – Sri Venkaiah Naidu
Prime Minister – Sri Narendra Modi  
National Leaders- Kyrgyzstan President- Sooronbay Jeenbekov
Prime Minister-  Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev
Key Visits to Kyrgyzstan (President, VP, PM) Prime Minister’s Visits:
1. 11-12  July 2015  
Key Visits to India President’s Visit:
1. 18-21 December 2016  
Main Treaties and Agreements 1. Agreement on Defence Cooperation 2015
2. Agreement on Cooperation in Culture 2015  
MOUs 1. Memorandum of Mutual Understanding and Cooperation in the field of Elections 2015

2. MoU between Ministry of Economy of Kyrgyzstan and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) on cooperation in the sphere of Standards 2015  
Working Groups 1. India-Kyrgyz Joint Business Council

2. India-Kyrgyzstan Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation

3. Technical assistance under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Program

4. Indo-Kyrgyz Joint Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation  
Bilateral Trade – Total Trade:
1. 2017-18- 59.53 USD Million
2. 2016-17-  31.93 USD Million
3. 2015-16-  26.90 USD Million

Major Exports (2017-18):
1. Rubber and articles
2. Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or corchete
3. Electrical machinery and equipment and parts 
4. Miscellaneous manufactured articles
5. Pharmaceutical products    
Major Imports(2017-18):
1. Dairy produce; birds’ eggs; natural honey; edible prod. Of animal origin
2. Edible vegetables and certain root and tubers
3. Edible fruit and nuts; peel or citrus fruit or melons
4. Oil seeds and olea. Fruits; misc. Grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
5. Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
Grant/Loan/Aid Ingoing – Outgoing
Ongoing Negotiations [For example FTA and Status]
Key Officials Ambassador/HC – India to Kyrgyzstan –  H. E. Ms. L. Savithri

Ambassador/HC – Kyrgyzstan to India – H. E.  Samargiul Adamkulova  



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