A step ahead in India-Kazakhstan relations

New Delhi, 31 May 2019

The principal regions of participation between India and Kazakhstan have laid out the zones of promising collaboration. Collaboration between Nur-Sultan and Delhi is effectively creating areas of connectivity between residents of the two nations which has strengthened over time.

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to India, Bulat Sarsenbayev, expounded on issues of exchange, monetary and speculation participation, including the field of vitality, data and money related innovations, space, collaboration in the military-specialized circle, just as the combination of transport streams and the utilization of travel chances of Kazakhstan and India.

“Right now, Kazakhstan is India’s principle exchanging accomplice Central Asia. The exchange turnover between our nations came to $ 1.2 billion out of 2018 (in 2015, the exchange turnover added up to $ 461.6 million). In the initial three months of this current year, reciprocal exchange among Kazakhstan and India added up to $ 293.1 million, which is 35.9% more than in a similar period a year ago”,  said the Kazakh Ambassador.

The Round table was chaired by the Former Indian Amb. to Kazakhstan,  Representative from the Ministry of External Affairs, FICCI, IDSA (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses) CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) and NTPC.

The Kazakh diplomats additionally talked about the Astana Economic Forum held in May in Kazakhstan, which was gone to by an agent Indian designation (the appointment included heads of such transnational organizations as Punjab National Bank, NTPC, ONGC Videch Limited, CG Corp Global, India Power, and top chiefs of Indian organizations India Invest, RV Healthcare, Refex Energy). The occasion achieved a fundamental concurrence on the thought by financial specialists from India of tasks totalling more than $ 300 million.

“To strengthen the relations more ministerial delegation from Kazakhstan should visit India, the last held in 2009”, said the Former Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan. As a feature of the up and coming visit, various real occasions will be held. Specifically, visits of the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan to India, the Investment Forum, gatherings of the Intergovernmental Commission, Joint Working Groups on Trade and Economic Cooperation, Transport and Logistics, Cooperation in IT circle, just as military-specialized participation.

Dignitaries at the Round-Table

India had never been a distant nation for Kazakh people. Friendly and geographic nearness allowed us the chance to intently pursue occasions in the Indian promontory and vote based changes occurring there found a clear reaction in the hearts of the general population of Kazakhstan.

Amid the occasion was likewise introduced the delegate office of “Kazakh Invest” National Company, which as of late opened in Delhi. Executive of the “Kazakh Invest” local delegate office Ms Aigul Nuralina said that the principle motivation behind the workplace’s movement is advising Indian organizations about venture openings, inclinations and government bolster measures gave to remote speculators entering the Kazakhstan showcase. Amid the exchanges, specialists raised a wide scope of different parts of the improvement of participation among Kazakhstan and India. Various recommendations were made to further advance respective participation in its field, Fintech, vitality, space, military-specialized collaboration, pharmacology, and others.

The deep-rooted history expanding its stem
The Great Silk and Spice Routes joined Kazakhstan and India in the Middle Ages from long back. The period connected the Indian ruler Kanishka, referred to in the historical backdrop of Kazakhstan as Khan Yerke, and to the Central Asian individuals Sakas. From the medieval times, the people have cultural and strategic connection considering notable characters as Qutubuddin Aibak, Ghiyas-ud-racket Balban, Amir Timur, Babur and Muhammed Haidar Dughlat. In the current scenario, however before Kazakhstan achieved freedom, the connections between our nations were showed through the adoration for Kazakh individuals for Indian culture and furthermore through the visit of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi to Kazakhstan in 1955. As First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev said amid his first India visit in February 1992.

The relations among India and Kazakhstan were built up 27 years back and created in the soul of kinship, association and depend on the social and chronicled proclivity between the people groups of the two nations. Today Kazakhstan is the primary exchanging accomplice of India Central Asia. As indicated by the official measurements the exchange turnover among Kazakhstan and India achieved 1.2 billion USD in 2018. While the major regions of collaboration being space, IT, Fintech, vitality and military participation.

For the initial three months of this current year, the reciprocal exchange between the nations added up to 293,1 million dollars, recording 35,9% expansion from a similar time of a year ago. Without a doubt, the sides can build this figure by improving transport association between the nations.

To enhance the connectivity, it is being proposed for making a consortium with the cooperation of India to interface Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran and Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran rail courses with the port of Chabahar to transport load in the Central Asia-India heading.

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