Italy and India relations
26 Apr 2021
Our valiant freedom fighters also inspired the Italian unification movement. In the Italian campaign, India formed the 3rd largest Allied contingent after US and British forces. The grueling Battle of Monte Cassino was led by the Indian contingent of the 4th, 8th, and 10th Divisions and 43rd Gurkha Infantry Brigade.
In 1947, diplomatic relations between the Republic of India and the Italian Republic were established. The two nations appreciate cordial relationships. There has been a customary trade of visits at political and official levels between the two nations.
Italy is among India’s main 5 exchanging accomplices to the EU and the twelfth biggest financial backer in India. The equilibrium of trade has been to support India since the mid-eighties. The two nations embraced the Action Plan for an upgraded Partnership among India and Italy (2020-2024) to set up needs, essential objectives, and components of a two-sided partnership.
The Joint Economic Commission is an institutional system led by the particular Commerce Ministers of the two nations. Under the JEC, there are Joint Working Groups in the accompanying territories: Infrastructure, Tourism, Railways, Food Processing, Renewable Energy, Information Technology, and Agriculture. The eighteenth meeting of the JEC was held in New Delhi in December 2009. In June 2014, Air India's non-stop trip to Rome/Milan and New Delhi offering freedom to the two sightseers and money managers from the two nations.
The Indian people group in Italy is the second biggest local area of Indians in Europe after the UK. According to the most recent Italian official appraisals, multiple 60,000 Indian nationals are an occupant in Italy. As original travelers, larger parts of them are occupied with economic areas like horticulture, dairy cultivating, cowhide industry, development works, and the assistance industry.
On November 29, 2017, India and Italy signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for enhancing bilateral cooperation in the health sector. The Union Health Minister J P Nadda and the visiting Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin signed this MoU. The MoU envisages cooperation in the health sector by pooling technical, financial, and human resources to accomplish the ultimate aim of upgrading infrastructure, medical education, and research in both countries.
Italy expressed gratitude to India for broadening support during the pandemic by providing drugs and individual assurance gear (PPE). India emphasized that the pandemic requires a comprehensive multilateral way to deal with wellbeing insurance, particularly in the system of the UN and the World Health Organization (WHO).