Shri Narendra Modi
Shri Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
International Trade
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.
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
29.05-01.06.06 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
30.06-01.07.06 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 Textilesy 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 Purpose
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 Companiesh 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
03-05 March 2006 6 Russian companies led by Ministry of Health India-CIS Health Meet 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
2006 12 member Parliamentary delegations headed by Mr. S. Khairulloev, Chairman of Majlis-i-Namandyogan
2006 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.n
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