INDIA - GREECE RELATIONS (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 - IR)

News-CRUX-10     26th August 2023        

Context: PM's visit to Greece, the first by an Indian PM in 40 years, saw the two nations upgrading their relationship to a strategic partnership with focus on expanding political, defence & security cooperation.

India - Greece Relations

    • India and Greece established diplomatic relations after India’s independence in 1947. Both countries are members of international organizations and maintain bilateral ties.
  • Greece opened its embassy in New Delhi in 1950, and India established its embassy in Athens in 1978.
  • India and Greece maintain diplomatic ties and have engaged in various high-level visits, including exchanges between heads of state and government officials.
  • The countries collaborate on international platforms, including the United Nations, Kashmir, and Cyprus issue. Greece participated with India in the Six-National Delhi Declaration on Nuclear Disarmament in 1985.
  • The relationship has progressed smoothly over the last 65 years. President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam visited Greece in April 2007.
  • During the visit of EAM in June 2021, the Framework Agreement on the International Solar Alliance was signed, which was ratified by the Greek Parliament on 15 March 2022.