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President's Visit to Chile

  • 03 Apr 2019
  • 2 min read
  • Recently, the President of India completed his visit to the Republic of Chile.

India- Chile Relations

  • Chile is India’s window to Latin America and to the Pacific Alliance.
  • Chile is the fifth largest trading partner of India in the Latin American region.
  • India- Chile signed the Preferential Trade Agreement in 2017 to enhance the trade.
  • The bilateral trade is growing and stood at US$ 2.8 billion in 2017-18.
  • India and Chile are partners in the International Solar Alliance.
  • India- Chile signed three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in the fields of -mining, culture, disability.
  • India- Chile commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Chile and India.


  • Chile is officially known as the Republic of Chile. Its capital is Santiago.
  • It is a South American country occupying a narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
  • It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the south.
  • The Atacama desert is one of the driest places in the world touches Chile in its northern side and is a source of sodium nitrate fertilizer.
    • It owes it aridity due to a constant temperature inversion of cool north-flowing Humboldt ocean current.
  • Chuquicamata is the World’s largest copper town of Chile.
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