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 the Ancient 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.
Key Visits (President, VP, PM) Prime Minister’s Visits:
1. 11-12  July 2015  
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 Miscellaneous manufactured articlesPharmaceutical products    

Major Imports(2017-18):
1. Dairy produce; birds’ eggs; natural honey; edible prod. Of animal origin

2. Edible vegetables and certain roots 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]
Disputes  
Key Officials Ambassador/HC – India to Kyrgyzstan –  H. E. Ms. L. Savithri
Ambassador/HC – Kyrgyzstan to India H. E.  Samargiul Adamkulova  

[RUNNING UPDATE – LAST UPDATED ON 25th NOVEMBER TO INCLUDE YEARS 2018-2014 ONLY]

SOURCES:

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