Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Divisions
Foreign Trade (South Asia)
Functions of the Division
DESK-I

I. All territorial matters relating to India’s Trade with

  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan

II. All issues relating to India’s cooperation in economic matters with countries of the South Asian Region (SAARC) and Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA)
III. Coordination and other Miscellaneous issues.
IV Parliament matters concerning the countries being dealt

DESK-II

V. All territorial matters relating to India’s Trade with

  • Afghanistan
  • Maldives
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Iran

VI. Parliament matters and other misc. matters concerning the countries being dealt.
VII. Other important matters.

Officers in the Division
First Appellate Authority
Shri Amitabh KumarJoint Secretary
  • Room No : 267-B
  • Tel : 23062109
  • Email : amitabh[dot]kumar[at]nic[dot]in
CPIO
Shri Alok MalviyaDirector
  • Room No : 223-A
  • Tel : 23063960
  • Email : alok[dot]malviya[at]nic[dot]in
CAPIO
Shri V. K. SrivastavaUnder Secretary
  • Room No : 427
  • Tel : 23061974
  • Email : vk[dot]srivastava64[at]nic[dot]in
CAPIO
Vacant
  • Room No : 427
  • Tel : 23061974
  • Email :
Shri Atul Kumar PandeySection Officer
  • Room No : 477 A
  • Tel : 23062261–508 (extn)
  • Email : moc_ftsa[at]nic[dot]in
Shri Rakesh BediSenior Secretariat Assistant
  • Room No : 477 A
  • Tel : 23062261–508 (extn)
  • Email : rakesh[dot]bedi[at]nic[dot]in
Bilateral Trade Statistics
S.No. Country Exports Imports Total Trade
2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-9 2019-20 2020-21 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-9 2019-20 2020-21 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-9 2019-20 2020-21
1 AFGHANISTAN TIS 422.56 526.6 506.34 709.75 715.44 997.58 825.78 261.91 307.9 292.9 433.78 435.44 529.84 509.49 684.47 834.5 799.24 1143.53 1150.89 1527.42 509.49
2 BANGLADESH PR 6451.48 6034.96 6820.13 8614.52 9210.32 8200.85 9080.20 621.37 727.15 701.68 685.65 1044.8 1264.74 1064.68 7072.85 6762.1 7521.82 9300.17 10255.12 9465.6 1064.68
3 BHUTAN 333.94 468.95 509.28 546.12 657.33 738.6 661.44 149.87 281.27 307.82 377.99 370.96 405.73 385.01 483.81 750.22 817.1 924.11 1028.29 1144.33 385.01
4 MALDIVES 152.38 179.07 197.79 217 223.02 226.57 195.88 4.32 4.29 9.17 5.68 20.41 6.00 24.49 156.7 183.36 206.97 222.68 243.43 232.57 24.49
5 NEPAL 4558.77 3902.7 5453.59 6612.96 7766.2 7160.35 6760.38 639.91 470.59 445.13 438.38 508.14 711.61 669.34 5198.68 4373.29 5898.72 7051.34 8274.34 7871.95 669.34
6 PAKISTAN IR 1857.29 2171.19 1821.88 1924.31 2066.63 816.64 326.87 497.31 441.03 454.49 488.56 494.87 13.97 2.39 2354.6 2612.22 2276.37 2412.87 2561.5 830.6 2.39
7 SRI LANKA DSR 6703.72 5310.75 3913.15 4476.46 4710.21 3800.91 3498.22 756.17 742.79 602.2 772.63 1488.67 903.69 642.94 7459.89 6053.54 4515.36 5249.09 6198.88 4704.61 642.94
Total of South Asia 20480.14 18594.22 19222.18 23101.11 25349.15 21941.51 21348.77 2930.85 2975.01 2813.4 3202.66 4363.29 3835.58 3298.34 23411 21569.22 22035.58 26303.78 29712.44 25777.09 3298.34
IRAN 4175.11 2781.52 2379.62 2652.39 3511.04 3373.69 1773.53 8955.02 6278.75 10506.51 11111.52 13525.64 1397.33 331.48 13130.13 9060.27 12886.12 13763.91 17036.68 4771.02 331.48
Total of South Asia and Iran 24655.25 21375.74 21601.8 25753.5 28860.19 25315.2 23122.30 11885.87 9253.76 13319.91 14314.18 17888.93 5232.91 3629.82 36541.13 30629.49 34921.7 40067.69 46749.12 30548.11 3629.82
% Share in India’s total 6.6 7.09 6.97 7.61 7.68 7.00 7.34 0.65 0.78 0.73 0.69 0.85 0.81 0.84 0.84
 India’s total 310338.48 262291.09 275852.43 303526.16 330078.09 313361.04 291042.04 448033.41 381007.76 384357.03 465580.99 514078.42 474709.28 393355.66 758371.89 643298.84 660209.46 769107.15 844156.51 788070.32 393355.66
Trade Agreements
Trade Agreements Countries
India-Afghansitan PTA Afghanistan
Trade agreement between India and Bangladesh Bangladesh
Agreement on Trade, Commerce and Transit with Bhutan Bhutan
India-Maldives Trade Agreement with Maldives Maldives
Treaty of Trade with Nepal Nepal
India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement Sri Lanka
South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) with SAARC countries India,Afghansitan, Bangladesh, Bhutan,Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan
Meetings under institutional mechanism
S. No. Meetings Held under the Institutional Mechanism Dates
1) India-Bangladesh Commerce Secretary level, held in Dhaka 7-8 March 2021
2) The 13th meeting of the India – Bangladesh Joint Working Group on Trade (held virtually) 16-17 February 2021
3) Meeting of India-Nepal Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) on Trade, Transit and Cooperation to Control Unauthorized Trade held (held virtually) 7 December 2020
4) Meeting of India — Nepal Inter-Governmental Sub-Committee (IGSC) on Trade, Transit and Cooperation to Control Unauthorized Trade Held (held virtually) 3-4 December 2020
5) Bilateral meeting of Commerce and Industry Minister and Bhutan’s Minister of Economic Affairs was held in Bhutan. Feb-20
6) Third meeting of Joint Working Group was held in Kabul 25-Oct-18
7) The 5th meeting of Maldives India Joint Commission was held in Male 11-Oct-15
8) Fourth Commerce Secretary level talks between the Government of India and Sri Lanka 21-Dec-15
9) Eighth meeting of SAFTA ministerial council was held at Kathmandu, Nepal 24th July 2014
Mandatory disclosures under RTI Act
CPIO
Shri Alok MalviyaDirector
  • Room No : 223-A, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
  • Tel : 23063960
  • Email : alok[dot]malviya[at]nic[dot]in