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

DESK-II

IV Parliament matters concerning the countries being dealt

  • Afghanistan
  • Maldives
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Iran

V. Parliament matters and other misc. matters concerning the countries being dealt.

Officers in the Division
First Appellate Authority
Shri Amitabh KumarJoint Secretary
CPIO
Shri Alok MalviyaDirector
CAPIO
Shri V. K. SrivastavaUnder Secretary
CAPIO
Shri Narinder PaulUnder Secretary
Shri Atul Kumar PandeySection Officer
Shri Rakesh BediSenior Secretariat Assistant
Bilateral Trade Statistics
S.No. Country Exports Imports Total Trade
2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-9 2019-20 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-9 2019-20 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-9 2019-20
1 AFGHANISTAN TIS 422.56 526.6 506.34 709.75 715.44 997.58 261.91 307.9 292.9 433.78 435.44 529.84 684.47 834.5 799.24 1143.53 1150.89 1527.42
2 BANGLADESH PR 6451.48 6034.96 6820.13 8614.52 9210.32 8200.85 621.37 727.15 701.68 685.65 1044.8 1264.74 7072.85 6762.1 7521.82 9300.17 10255.12 9465.6
3 BHUTAN 333.94 468.95 509.28 546.12 657.33 738.6 149.87 281.27 307.82 377.99 370.96 405.73 483.81 750.22 817.1 924.11 1028.29 1144.33
4 MALDIVES 152.38 179.07 197.79 217 223.02 226.57 4.32 4.29 9.17 5.68 20.41 6 156.7 183.36 206.97 222.68 243.43 232.57
5 NEPAL 4558.77 3902.7 5453.59 6612.96 7766.2 7160.35 639.91 470.59 445.13 438.38 508.14 711.61 5198.68 4373.29 5898.72 7051.34 8274.34 7871.95
6 PAKISTAN IR 1857.29 2171.19 1821.88 1924.31 2066.63 816.64 497.31 441.03 454.49 488.56 494.87 13.97 2354.6 2612.22 2276.37 2412.87 2561.5 830.6
7 SRI LANKA DSR 6703.72 5310.75 3913.15 4476.46 4710.21 3800.91 756.17 742.79 602.2 772.63 1488.67 903.69 7459.89 6053.54 4515.36 5249.09 6198.88 4704.61
  Total of South Asia 20480.14 18594.22 19222.18 23101.11 25349.15 21941.51 2930.85 2975.01 2813.4 3202.66 4363.29 3835.58 23411 21569.22 22035.58 26303.78 29712.44 25777.09
  IRAN 4175.11 2781.52 2379.62 2652.39 3511.04 3373.69 8955.02 6278.75 10506.51 11111.52 13525.64 1397.33 13130.13 9060.27 12886.12 13763.91 17036.68 4771.02
  Total of South Asia and Iran 24655.25 21375.74 21601.8 25753.5 28860.19 25315.2 11885.87 9253.76 13319.91 14314.18 17888.93 5232.91 36541.13 30629.49 34921.7 40067.69 46749.12 30548.11
  % Share in India’s total 6.6 7.09 6.97 7.61 7.68 7 0.65 0.78 0.73 0.69 0.85 0.81            
   India’s total 310338.48 262291.09 275852.43 303526.16 330078.09 313361.04 448033.41 381007.76 384357.03 465580.99 514078.42 474709.28 758371.89 643298.84 660209.46 769107.15 844156.51 788070.32
Trade Agreements
Trade Agreements Countries
India-Afghansitan PTA Afghanistan
Strategic Partnership Agreement between Afghansitan and India Afgahnistan
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) The 12th meeting of the India – Bangladesh Joint Working Group on Trade in New Delhi

13-14 January 2020
2) Bilateral meeting of Commerce and Industry Minister and Bhutan’s Minister of Economic Affairs was held in Bhutan. Feb-20
3) The meeting of IGC /IGSC on Trade, Transit and Cooperation to control Unauthorized Trade was held at Kathmandu, Nepal 24-25 April 2018
4) Third meeting of Joint Working Group was held in Kabul 25-Oct-18
5) The 5th meeting of Maldives India Joint Commission was held in Male . 11-Oct-15
6) Fourth Commerce Secretary level talks between the Government of India and Sri Lanka 21-Dec-15
7) Eighth meeting of SAFTA ministerial council was held at Kathmandu, Nepal 24th July 2014
Mandatory disclosures under RTI Act
CPIO
Shri Alok MalviyaDirector