01 Nov 2021 India-Spain
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- On October 31, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Spanish Counterpart Pedro Sanchez following the G20 summit in Rome.
- During the meeting, PM Modi invited more investments from Spain in India’s infrastructure projects.
- Both the leaders exchanged their views on robust bilateral ties, regional and global issues of mutual interest. They also discussed the situation in Afghanistan & the Indo-Pacific.
- They welcomed the growing bilateral trade and investment linkages such as signing of the contract for procurement of aircraft from Spain.
- They agreed to further expand bilateral cooperation in areas like clean technology, e-mobility, deep sea exploration and advanced materials.
- Leaders also exchanged views on India-European Union relations and climate change.
Spanish investments in India
- During the meeting, PM Modi invited Spain to invest in several sectors in India such as green hydrogen, infrastructure and defence manufacturing.
- He also asked Spain to take advantage of India’s National Infrastructure Pipeline, Gati Shakti Plan and Asset Monetisation Plan.
India’s view on Afghanistan
- India raised concerns over situation in Afghanistan in the aftermath of Taliban takeover of Kabul in August 2021.
- India has underlined that, Afghanistan’s territory should not to be used to threaten or attack any country, to plan or finance terrorist attacks or to shelter or train terrorists.
- India signed the contract for procurement of 56 C295 aircraft from Airbus Spain.
- Out of 56, 40 of which will be ‘Made in India’ in association with Tata Advanced Systems.