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India-Mogolia Signed 13 Pacts; India Offers 1 Billion Dollar Credit Line
May 18, 2015

India and Mongolia inked 13 agreements, including an air services agreement and in cyber security, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Mongolian counterpart Chimed Saikhanbileg in the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator. India-Mongolia also inked a new Strategic Partnership Agreement.

  • Agreement for revised air services will update previous arrangements of international air services between India and Mongolia. Both the nations are parties to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

  • Treaty on the transfer of sentenced people would enable the sentenced people to be near their families and help in the process of their social rehabilitation.

  • Agreement on cooperation in the field of Animal Health and Dairy is for joint cooperation in the areas of dairy, quality control, modern technical application and marketing in dairy and animal disease control measures.

  • Agreement on cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy was aimed at setting up of a broad based cooperation in forms such as exchanging of experts for training of practitioners, mutual recognition of pharmacopoeias and formularies.

  • MoU on establishment of Cyber Security Training Centre in Mongolia's defence ministry, and India will also undertake the training of Mongolian personnel in cyber security.

  • MoU for establishment of India-Mongolia Joint Friendship School in Mongolia. Both countries will establish a school which would follow an open, inclusive and flexible curriculum to harness the potential of each child enabling them to grow both personally and professionally.

  • A programme on cooperation in the field of culture for 2015-2018. It would enhance cooperation in the field of culture through organisation of exhibitions, film festivals and also exchange of experts, students and journalists.

  • MoU for cooperation between India's National Security Council and the National Security Council of Mongolia under which both sides would hold regular consultations to cover both traditional and non-traditional security issues, counter-terrorism, intelligence cooperation and exchange.

  • MoU on cooperation between India's External Affairs ministry and Mongolia's Foreign Affairs ministry to focus on all aspects of the bilateral relationship, especially in the areas of political, economic, commercial, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation.  The MoU supersedes the existing Protocol on Cooperation signed on September 17, 1996.

  • MoU in new and renewable energy will focus on solar energy and wind energy through the modalities of exchange of information and personnel, transfer of equipment and know-how, development of joint research or technical projects, determination of renewable energy resources etc.

  • Agreement on enhancing cooperation between the border guarding forces will envisage the setting up of a joint steering committee between India's Home Ministry and Mongolia's General Authority for Border Protection for cooperation in the areas of capacity building, exchange of best practices, conduct of joint exercises, technologies for border guarding, surveillance and policing.

  • MoU between the Tata Memorial Centre of India and the National Cancer Center of Mongolia for gifting Bhabhatron-II Tele-therapy Unit along with a Radiotherapy Simulator.

  • Foreign Service Institute of the ministry of external affairs and the Diplomatic Academy of the ministry of foreign affairs of Mongolia inked a MoU which envisages exchange of trainees, students, faculty members and experts between India and Mongolia to enhance their skills and improve the training programme in both the countries. 

India also announced a credit line of 1 billion dollar to Mongolia to expand its economic capacity and infrastructure, as both countries decided to upgrade their relationship from Comprehensive to Strategic Partnership. 

India already has a civil nuclear agreement with Mongolia which provides for uranium exports to the country once the domestic laws here permit prospecting and mining. 


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