Relations at a Glance – India and Qatar

Establishment of Relations 1973
Brief History  India-Qatar ties have historical significance and this can be seen in its diverse nature spanning acros political, defence, commercial andcultural. The Indian diaspora inQatar is large and plays a huge role in nurturing the bonds of friendship between the two countries.
Key Visits (President, VP, PM) Prime Minister’s Visits:
4 June, 2016
Main Treaties and Agreements 1. Agreement on News Exchange
2. Cooperation and assistance in customs matters
3. Agreement on Exemption of Visa Requirement  
MOUs 1. Cooperation in Radio and Television
2. Cooperation in Skill Development
3. Diplomatic Training
4. Exchange of Intelligence relating to Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing, etc.Scientific and Technological Cooperation
5. Investment Cooperation
6. Cooperation on Tourism Sector
Working Groups 1. Joint Working Group on Labour and Manpower Development
2. JWG on Trade and Investment
3. JWG on Defence and Manpower
Bilateral Trade – Last Three years Total Trade:
2017-18 – 9880.90 USD Million
2016-17 –  8430.78 USD Million
2015-16 –  9924.29 USD Million
Major Imports:
1. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
2. Ethelyne and Propelyne
3. Urea and Ammonia  
Major Exports:
1. Machinery and Equipment
2. Transport Equipment
3. Iron and Steel
4. Plastic and its articles
5. Construction material
Grant/Loan/Aid Ingoing – Outgoing
Ongoing Negotiations ——-
Disputes ——-
Key Officials Ambassador/HC – India to Qatar –  H. E. P. Kumaran
Ambassador/HC – Qatar to India H. E. Mohammed bin Khater al Khater