Belarus–India relations are the bilateral ties between India and Belarus. Belarus has an embassy in New Delhi whilst India has an embassy in Minsk. Both countries are members of the Non Aligned Movement.
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India has participated in the reconstruction of power facilities in Belarus for energy generation and transmission. An Indian company Bharat Heavy Electricals worked on similar project in the Grodno power plant. Other agreements include exploration of energy resources in Belarus and in electrical equipment.
MoUs have been signed in the field of Trade and Commerce. Belarus has Potash mines which is used in pharmaceutical and fertilizer industry which is big part of India imports. A MoU was signed between Bureau of Indian Standards and Belarus' State Committee for Standardization to cooperate in the field of standardization. Some others include that on broadcasting, textiles, manufacturing and defense. India and Belarus also have set a trade target of US$1 Billion, to be achieved by 2018. India is also involved in seeking investment and resources through Belarusian route for developing smart cities. Other terms include improving the manufacturing sector and increasing skill development and considering Swach Bharat initiative by improving sanitation and cleanliness. The India CIS Chambers of Commerce and Industry was formed to devise correct policies and monitor the trade relations between the CIS states including Belarus and India.
Belarus supports India at the NSG (Nuclear Suppliers Group) and for the permanent membership in United Nations Security Council. India supports Belarus for its membership in the NAM (Non-Alignment Movement) and in IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union).
During the visit of Pranab Mukherjee, the president of India, in June 2015, many agreements were signed which include exchange of students and promotion of tourism. It also included science & technology cooperation.
Culture and education
The cultural relations between both countries were established from the time when Belarus was part of Soviet Union. India's national poet Rabindranath Tagore visited Minsk in 1931 where he met with other intellectuals. The musician, Nicholas Nabokov, visited India in the 1960s and was impressed by India's musical traditions.
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