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XI. Major Events Held in 2005-2007

Detailed list of bilateral Minister/Official level visits to & from the CIS region in the year 2005-2007.

a.    Armenia

Outgoing delegation:

October 2005

Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, the Vice President of India accompanied by an official delegation visited Armenia.

July 2007

Shri Kanti Lal Bhuria, Minister of State(Agriculture) visited Armenia to participate in Armenian Apricot Conference

Incoming delegation:

December 2005

Mr. Sergo Yeritsyan, Armenian Minister of Education and Science, visited India.

December 2006

The Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia visited India along with the members of Parliament.

b.    Azerbaijan

Outgoing delegation:

7-10 June 2005

Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas visited Baku along with a high level delegation to attend the 12th Caspian international Oil and Gas conference

10-12April 2007

Shri Jairam Ramesh, Minister of state for commerce led an Indian delegation to Baku for setting up the India-Azerbaijan Inter-Governmental Commission.

c.    Belarus

Outgoing delegation:

4-6 October 2005

Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, the Vice -President of India accompanied by the official delegation visited Belarus.

11-14 July 2006 9-12 April 2006

A delegation led by Shri Ashwani Kumar, Minister of State for Industry visited Belarus for the 3rd Session of Indo-Belarus Intergovernmental Commission for Economic, Trade, Industrial, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation.

A three-member delegation from Ministry of Coal headed by Mr. Shashi Kumar, Chairman, Coal India Limited, visited Belarus for issues relating to procurement of OTR tyres.

Incoming  delegation:

April 15-16 2007

Head of State of Belarus accompanied by the Ministers of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Taxation, Industry and Justice visited India.

d.    Georgia

Outgoing delegation:

October 2005

A 12-member pharmaceutical delegation visited Georgia in October 2005 and organized a Buyer Seller Meet which was inaugurated by the Deputy Minister of Health for Armenia.

August 2006

A delegation from Gem and jewellery Export Promotion Council of India visited Georgia in August 2006.

e.    Kazakhstan

Outgoing delegation:

3-5 October 2005

Visit of Shri Mani Shanker Aiyar, Minister (PNG) for participation in KIOGE.

7-9 June 2006

Visit of Three-member delegation led by Shri Anil Razadan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

16 June 2006

Visit of Mr. Murli Deora, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas for participation in CICA Summit as Special Envoy of the PM.

25-28 April 2006

Tea Board of India participated in the 12th Annual International Food and Drinks Exhibition "Food Expo 2006" at Almaty.

27-29 April 2006

India Tourism Office, Frankfurt participated in the 6th Kazakhstan International Tourism & Travel Fair.

13-14 July 2006

Visit of three-member delegation led by Director General, National Informatics Centre to participate in the first meeting of the Joint Working Group on Information Technology.

25-26 August 2006

Visit of eight-member delegation from the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India.

15 September 2006

Visit of two-member delegation from STPI, Bangalore and TCS to attend the opening ceremony of the First IT Park (ALATAU IT CITY) in Kazakhstan.

28-29 Sept. 2006

Visit of six-member delegation led by Shri P.K. Sinha (JS&FA, MoP&NG) to attend the Joint Working Group on Hydrocarbons in Astana.

1-3 October 2006

Visit of three-member delegation from EIL to attend the meeting in the Ministry of Industry and Trade and other local Government Bodies in Astana.

12-13 October 2006

Mr. B. Izmuhambetov, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources head the Kazakh delegation to New Delhi for 6th Session of the India-Kazakhstan Inter-Governmental Council.

March 2007

12-Member high level business textile delegation headed by Minister of Textiles of India visited Kazakhstan.

22-24 May 2007

Minister of State for Industry, Dr. Ashwani Kumar, participated in 63rd Session of the UNESCO Almaty.

21-24 April 2005

Visit of five member IT delegation to India

May 2005

Participation of Tea Board of India in "Food Expo, Kazakhstan - 2005".

17- 20 July 2005

Visit of Indian Chemexcil delegation to Almaty.

5-21 November 2005

Goodwill visit of two Kazakh journalists to India to cover Tea Industry in India.

March 2006

Visit of Kazakhstani delegations to India for international conferences organized by Chemexcil & Pharmexcil.

February 2007

Representatives of twelve Kazakhstani companies visited India to participate in Buyers-Sellers meet sponsored by the Council for Leather Exports, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts and CHEMEXCIL respectively.

March 2007

The executives of 16 Kazakhstani companies visited India to participate in the India Construction and Hardware Show sponsored by CAPEXCIL and Indo-CIS, European Buyer-Seller Meet 2007 which had been sponsored by the Indian Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council.

March 2007

12-Member high level business textile delegation headed by Minister of Textiles of India visited Kazakhstan.

19-21 April 2007

16 Member delegation from the Indian Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council and its seven member companies participated in International Jewellery Fair "Aru Almaty 2007".

May-June 2007

Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council New Delhi along with four Indian companies participated in 14th Kazakhstan and Central Asian Telecommunications, Computers and Information Technologies Exhibition - KITEL 2007.

f.    Kyrgyzstan

Outgoing delegation:

5-6 September 2007

Shri O.P. Arya, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry visited Bishkek to participate in the 4th Session of India-Kyrgyzstan Inter-Governmental Commission.

g.    Russia

Outgoing delegation:

7-9 June 2005

Meeting of the Working Group of Kimberely Process Certification.

13 Sept.-05 Oct. 2005

Shri Mani Shankar Aiyer, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas visited Russia to attend the ceremony for marking production of gas at Shakalin I Project.

12-14 Sept. 2005

An official delegation for the 1st Meeting of the Indo-Russian Working Group on Technologies.

25-29 Sept. 2005

An official delegation to participate in the 1st Meeting of Indo-Russian Working Group on Mines and Metallurgy.

25-28 October 2005

Shri K. Natwar Singh, Minister of External Affairs to Co-Chair the 11th Indo-Russian Inter-Governmental Commission.

14-18 Nov. 2005

An official delegation to attend Plenary Meeting of the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme.

4-6 December 2005

Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India visited Russia for annual summit accompanied by official as well as business delegation.

22-23 January 2006

Shri S.N. Menon, the then Commerce Secretary visited Russia for bilateral negotiations on Russia's accession to WTO.

11 February 2006

Shri P. Chidambaram, Finance Minister visited Russia to attend G-8 Finance Ministers' Meeting in expanded format & for bilateral discussions.

15-17 March 2006

Shri Dinsha J. Patel, MOS, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, attended the G-8 Energy Ministers' Meeting (in expanded format) & International Conference on Energy Security & Bilateral Discussions.

May - June 2006

Smt. Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister of Delhi for Business Discussions.

9-11 June 2006

Shri P Chidambaram, Finance Minister attended G-8 Finance Ministers Meeting (in expanded format) & bilateral discussions.

12-13 June 2006

Shri Kamal Nath, Minister of Commerce & Industry participated in the 10th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum & bilateral discussions.

02-07 July 2006

Shri Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat for business interaction with Astrakhan region & with business entities in Moscow.

16-18 July 2006

Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India visited St. Petersburg to participate in the G-8 summit.

29 Oct. - 02 Nov. 2006

Shri Murli Deora, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas participated in the International Energy Week " Moscow Energy Dialogue" & bilateral discussions.

Incoming delegation:

Period of visit

Details of delegation Purpose

20-21 October 2005

Mr. Gavrilov V. VV, Federal Agency of Maritime & River Transport participated in the 4th Meeting of Expert Group of North South Transport Corridor.

November 2005

Mr. V. B. Khristenko, Minister of Industry and Energy participated in the Round Table Conference of Suppliers & Buyers of Petroleum.

04-07 February 2006

Mr. German O. Gref, Minister of Economic Development & Trade for signing of an MoU and final protocol on completion of bilateral negotiations on accession of Russian Federation to WTO.

16-17 March 2006

Mr. Mikhail Fradkov, Prime Minister of Russia visited India to discuss bilateral issues.

26-30 March 2006

Mr. V. A. Tolokonsky, Governor, Novosibirsk Region to inaugurate the days of Novosibirsk Region in Delhi.

11-12 October 2006

Mr. A Period D Deinenko, Dir. Ministry of Industry & Energy, Russia to attend the 2nd Meeting of the Indo Russia Working Group on Mines & Metallurgy.

06 December 2006

Mr. I. V. Scheulov, Dy Director, Deptt of Fuel & Energy, Russia to attend 12th Meeting of the Indo Russia Working Group in Energy.

07 December 2006

Official delegation on Tourism & Culture for the Indo Russia Working Group on Tourism & Culture.

08 December 2006

Mr. Alexander Zhukhov, Dy. PM of Russia for co-Chairing the 12th IRIGC meeting in Delhi.

25-26 January 2007

Mr. Vladimir V. Putin, President of he Russian Federation visited India for the annual Summit Meeting.

12-13 February 2007

Mr. G O Gref, Minister of Economic Development & Trade of Russia for Co-Chairing the 1st Meeting of Indo-Russian Forum on Trade & Investment.

20-23 February 2007

3-member delegation from Federal Service for Vetrinary & Phytosanitary Surveillance visited India for discussion on exports of Rice from India to Russia.

(I) Important Business delegation from India to Russia

      Outgoing delegation

1.   2005-2006

Period of visit

Details of delegation

Purpose of visit

16-20 January 2006

3-member delegation led by Plastic Export Promotion Council

To participate in Consumexpo 06 Exhibition

12-13 April 2006

Mr. N. L. Brown, Dy. Director, Confederation of Indian Industry

Arrangements for Made in India Show

18-19 April 2006

3-member delegation from ONGC Videsh Ltd.

GAZPROM-ONGC Joint Working Group Meeting

19-22 April 2006

Mr. Prabhat Kumar, Chairman, Delhi State Industrial Dev. Corporation

Business Forum during Days of Delhi


17-member business delegation accompanied CM of Delhi

Russia India Business Forum

11-14 June 2006

3-member GJEPC delegation

Discussions for purchase of rough diamonds from Russia


4-member delegation from ONGC

Discussions on Sakhalin I projects

1-18 August 2006

22-member delegation from FICCI Ladies Organisation

To explore business opportunities

12-15 March 2007

66-member delegation led by Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO)

" India Expo- 2007" Exhibition

01-03 April2007

7-member business delegation accompanying Minister of Textiles

Bilateral Discussions

13-16 June 2007

2-member delegation accompanying JS, Ministry of Civil Aviation

For bilateral air services agreement

19-27 June 2007

9-member delegation from Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, Mumbai

To attend jewellery festival & BSM

08-11 July 2007

6-member business delegation accompanying Commerce Secretary

Discussions to clear bottlenecks in export of agricultural and other products from India to Russia

(II) Business Level Delegation from Russia to India

      Incoming delegation  

Period of visit

Details of delegation


03-05 March 2006

6 Russian companies led by Ministry of Health

India-CIS Health Meet in Mumbai

20-21 March 2006

3 Russian Companies under the aegis of Russian Information Technology Association

INDIA-SOFT-2006 in Chennai

9-10 March 2006

3 Russian Companies

India- CIS Meet on Agrifood Business in New Delhi

08-12 March 2006

Delegation from Trade House Rolton & OAO Pava

AHAAR 2006 in New Delhi

25-27 October 2006

8-member team from Rosatom, Moscow "Power Gen India and Central Asia 2006"

Power: International Exhibition & Conference

14-27 Nov. 2006

6-member delegation from M/S Exponovosibirsk

India International Trade Fair- 2006

12-13 Feb. 2007

Business delegation accompanying Russian Minister of Economic Development & Trade

First meeting of the India-Russia Forum on Trade & Investment held in New Delhi in February 2007 and B2B meet.

13-14 March 2007

5-member delegation from M/S Lukoil Overseas Service Ltd

Discussions with OVL

22-30 April 2007

5-member delegation

To participate in the International Diamond Conference- Mines to Market organized by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council from 26-27.04.07 in Mumbai.

21-29 April 2007

One-member delegation from ZAO Ranbaxy, Russia

Visited Ranbaxy office in Gurgaon

05-04 April 2007

One-member delegation from Experimental Design Bureau of Oceanological Eng., Moscow

To work with National Institute of ocean Technology, Chennai.

26- 29 April 2007

One-Member delegation from Metex-JSC, Moscow

To attend the Ministry of Railways' Global tender opened in New Delhi

Three months from May 2007

2-member from Tyazhpromexport

Commission of the equipment at Bokaro Steel Plant,

7 days from 5 June 2007

1-member from ICICI Bank Moscow

Visited parent Office in Mumbai

21 days from 20 June 2007

1 -member VNESHECONOMBANK, Moscow

Banking business in New Delhi

1 year from 7 June 2007

1 - member Tyazhpromexport

Business discussions with Steel Authority of India Limited, New Delhi

Two delegation for Russia

RANBAXY loboratories limited, Moscow

New Delhi

2 weeks 9 June 2007

1-member ICICI BANK Eurasia Moscow

Meeting with ICICI, Mumbai

1 year from 20 June 2007

1-member from TYAZHPROMEXPORT, Moscow

To work with NHAI

1 year from 20 June 2007

1-member from ROSOBORONEXPORT, Moscow

Business discussions with APEDA


Incoming delegation

January 2005

Visit of Col Gen Sherali Khairulloev, Defence Minister

3-6 May 2006

Mr. Matlubon Davlatov, Economic Advisor to the President, Mr. Nazarov Minister for Transport


12 member Parliamentary delegations headed by Mr. S. Khairulloev, Chairman of Majlis-i-Namandyogan


Lt Gen Nadirov, First Deputy Defence Minister

July 2006

Mr. Hakim Soliev, Minister for Economy and Trade for participating I in the participation in the 3rd India-Tajikistan Joint commission Meeting.

6-10 August 2006

State visit by President of Republic of Tajikistan accompanied by 7 Ministers and a business delegation

July 2006

Mr. Yuldashev, Deputy Foreign Minister

November 2006

Mr. Yatimov, First Deputy Foreign Minister

January 2007

Mr. Ilolov, President of the Tajik Academy of Sciences

Outgoing delegation

July 2005

Mr. S.N. Menon, Secretary Commerce

January 2006

Mr. K. C. Singh, Additional Secretary (MEA)

September 2006

Mr. Prithviraj Chavan, MOS (PMO)

August 2007

Mr. N. Ravi, Secreatry(East)


Outgoing delegation

16-18 October 2005

A two-member MEA delegation led by Shri Rajiv Sikri, Secretary (East) visited Ashgabat

October 2005

Foreign office Consultations

13-15 February 2005

Shri Dinsha Patel, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, accompanied by Indian delegation, which also included four technical members from Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) attended the ninth meeting of the steering committee of TAP (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan) gas pipeline held in Ashgabat from 13-15 February 2005.

Incoming delegation

25 November 2005

Mr. A. K. Pudakov, former Minister of Oil and Gas Industry and Head of Turkmenbgshi Oil Refinery visited New Delhi to attend the Ministerial Round Table on Cooperation between North and Central Asian Producers and Principal Asian Consumers regarding Stability, Security and Sustainability in the Asian Hydrocarbons Economy held on 25.11.2005.

2006-07 (Outgoing delegation)

2-3 October 2006

1st meeting of the India-Turkmenistan Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation held in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) co-chaired by Shri E. Ahamed, Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs

23-26 December 2006

Union Minister of Water Resources, Prof Saifuddin Soz, visited Turkmenistan to represent India at the funeral of late President of Turkmenistan

13-14 February 2007

Minister of State for External Affairs, Sh. E.Ahamed, again visited Turkmenistan for the inaugural ceremony of the new President of Turkmenistan.

17-18 April 2007

Shri A.K. Purwaha, Director (Business Development) and Shri Jasbir Singh, Dy. G. M. both from GAIL attended the technical group meeting of TAP project.


Outgoing delegation

12-13 May 2005

Shri Rajiv Sikri Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs

Foreign Office Consultations

1-4 June 2005

President of India

State visit

4-7 June 2005

A 3-member Air Force delegation, led by Air Chief Marshal S.P.Tyagi, Chief of Air Staff

Defence Cooperation

19-27 April 2006

A 4-member delegation from Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) and Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), led by Shri B.N.Singh, Executive Director, RSP.

Cooperation with Consortium of Ukrainian Industry

22-24 June 2006

A 3-member delegation from SAIL, led by Dr.Mano Ranjan,Secretary(Steel)

Cooperation with Consortium of Ukrainian Industry

31 October-3 November 2006

Shri R.D.Nazeem, Executive Director, Tea Board, Coonoor.

Participation in the exhibition "World Food Ukraine"

27 February -2 March 2007

Shri Tapas Sengupta, GM, MMTC and Shri Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Secretary, Department of Fertilizers

To explore the possibility of importing more urea from Ukraine

Incoming delegation

31 January - 3 February 2006

Mr.Volodymyr Tereschenko,
Ukrainian Deputy
Minister of Defence

For attending

19-20 December 2006

Mr.Yuriy Kostenko
Ukrainian Deputy Minister
for Foreign Affairs

Foreign Office Consultations

7-14 February 2007

Mr.Volodymyr Tereschenko,
Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Defence

For attending Aero India 2007

28-30 March 2007

7-member delegation led by Mr. Volodymyr Kornienko,
First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Ukraine

Cooperation in modernization, upgradation and expansion of projects in Indian transport infrastructure development


Outgoing delegation

10-12 January 2005

A high-level delegation led by Shri E.V.K.S. Elangovan MOS (C&I) visited Uzbekistan to attend 5th Session of Inter Governmental Commission

7-9 September 2005

A high-level delegation led by Shri E.V.K.S. Elangovan MOS(C&I) visited Uzbekistan for 2nd India Trade Exhibition at Tashkent

19-22 March 2006

A 7-member delegation from Chemexcil Ahmedabad visited Uzbekistan

25-26 April 2006

Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh visited Uzbekistan

April 2006

A two-member team from Kirloskar Brothers Limited visited Uzbekistan.

April 2006

Shri A. K. Mehta, Director, Ministry of Mines visited Uzbekistan to discuss issues on cooperation in Mining Sector

April 2006

A four-member delegation from Reliance Industries Limited visited Uzbekistan

April 2006

A two-member delegation from Spentex Industries Limited visited Uzbekistan.

7-8 June 2006

Air Chief Marshal SP Tyagi visited Uzbekistan

4-6 July 2006

A three member GAIL team led by Chairman of GAIL, Mr. Proshanto Banerjee visited Tashkent

22-25 September 2006

A FICCI delegation consisting of 12 Indian companies visited Tashkent

6-8 October 2006

A high-level delegation led by Shri E.V.K.S. Elangovan MOS (Textiles)visited Uzbekistan for 3rd India Trade Exhibition in Tashkent.

6-11 April 2007

A five-member delegation from STC of India Ltd and M/s K.S. Oils Ltd visited Uzbekistan

10-12 April 2007

A three-member delegation led by Shri Chandra Pal, Secretary of Ministry of Small Scale Industries visited Uzbekistan to attend 2nd JWC on Small Scale Industries

12-16 April 2007

A high-level delegation led by Shri Jairam Ramesh, MOS(C) visited Uzbekistan to attend 7th Session of the Inter Governmental Commission

Incoming delegation

4-6 April 2005

President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov visited India

25 November 2005

Deputy Prime Minister, Utkir Sultanov visited India

November 2005

A delegation of women entrepreneurs of Uzbekistan led by Ms. Sharbat Abdullaeva visited India.

31 January- 2 February 2006

Deputy Defense Minister Col. Rustam S. Niyazov visited India to attend DEFEXPO 2006.

6-10 March 2006

Minister for Foreign Economic Relations, Investment & Trade Mr. Alisher Shaykhov visited India to attend 6th Inter Governmental Commission.

3-12 October 2006

Delegation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry visited India to discuss issues on economic cooperation

26-31 October 2006

A three member delegation from Uzbekistan Scientific and Research Institute for Cotton Selection and Seed Culturing visited India

13-17 November 2006

Chairman of "Uzbekengilsanoat” Mr. Rakhmatulla R. Ruzikulov visited India to attract investment in Textile Industry of Uzbekistan.

23-29 May 2007

A delegation led by Mr.Boymurod S. Ulashov, Chairman of Demonopolization Committee visited Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad



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