India, Germany ink 18 MoUs and agreements in various sector
India and Germany signed a deal to fast-track business approvals, an arrangement to make it easier for German companies to operate in Asia's third largest economy. that was announced as Chancellor Angela Merkel visited New Delhi. India and Germany have signed around 18 agreements and memorandum of understanding in various sectors. These agreements were signed at the end of third edition of Indo-German Inter-governmental Consultations (ICG) in New Delhi. The Indo-German ICG was co-chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Some important agreements signed Declaration of Intent (JDI) on Languages: It seeks to promote German as a foreign language in India and promote modern Indian Languages in Germany. Solar Energy: Seeks to promote Indo-German Development Cooperation for Indo-German Solar Energy Partnership. Skill Development: Boost cooperation in the Field of Skill Development and Vocational Education and Training. Security Cooperation: It was signed between Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Federal Ministry of the Interior of Germany. Aviation Security: It was signed between Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and Federal Ministry of the Interior. Disaster Management: It was signed between Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Federal Ministry of the Interior of Germany. IGSTC: It was signed between Union Ministry of Science and Technology and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for extending the tenure of the Indo-German Science and Technology Centre (IGSTC). Higher Education: seeks to promote Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education (IGP). Plant Protection Products: It was signed between Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW) and the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL). Railways: Seeks further Development of the Cooperation in the Field of Railways both countries. Manufacturing: It was signed between Department of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises and Fraunhofer Society of Germany.