All important Bilateral and Regional Groupings in 2018

In this article, we have updated all-important Bilateral and Regional Groupings in 2018  between January 2018 to December 2018 on monthly basis.  The events are compiled from newspapers (The Hindu, TOI, IE & ET), magazines, and various online resources.


December 2018

  • India to Chair Kimberley Process
  • 5 action points in Indo-Pacific region
  • India to host G20 Summit in 2022
  • 2nd trilateral meeting after 12 years
  • China rejects India’s proposal
  • CBDT to host WCO meet
  • G20 avoids commitment on free trade
  • India gets WTO nod to establish dispute panel
  • MoU ink for projects in third countries
  • MoC between India and Japan in Environmental Cooperation
  • Ex Aviaindra 2018
  • India, China to resume Hand in Hand
  • Platform for diplomacy launched
  • Hand-in-Hand 2018
  • Review pact to build nuclear reactors
  • India extends assistance to Maldives
  • France to introduce GAFA tax
  • China, Pakistan and Afghanistan sign MoU
  • MoU between India and Afghanistan approved
  • India and RCEP members

November 2018

  • Dharma guardian 2018 commenced
  • MoC between India and Russia
  • The MoC will enable technical cooperation in the following areas
  • Joint research on WTO reforms
  • Solar Alliance to all UN countries
  • Trade through Lipukekh pass
  • India and the Republic of Korea sign MoU
  • Quad countries to focus on maritime security
  • US exempts India from Chabahar port.
  • MoU between India and Italy approved.
  • SIMBEX 18.
  • Indo-German project for human-wildlife conflicts.
  • Exercise ‘Samudra Shakti’
  • RCEP pact put off till next year
  • First India-Singapore Hackathon felicitates
  • India votes against UNGA draft
  • Theresa May wins backing for Brexit deal
  • Australia takes India to WTO
  • Exercise INDRA
  • MoU regarding AIM apprised
  • Djibouti gets first India-built centre
  • India to press for a better deal
  • India extends aid for border development projects

 


October 2018

  • India, Uzbekistan sign 17 agreements
  • IBSAMAR-VI kicks off
  • IORA Countries adopt the Delhi Declaration
  • India- Russia S-400 defence deal
  • AIM & SIRIUS sign MoU
  • Codeshare pact sign with Air Seychelles
  • JIMEX 18 Commence
  • 32nd CORPAT
  • First India-Israel Innovation Centre opens
  • 1st joint project of India and China
  • India urges IMF to implement quota reforms
  • India, China to sign ISC agreement
  • Dharma Guardian – 2018
  • India and China to sign first security pact
  • India to host UNICEF’s global meet
  • Multilateral air encounter code
  • India, China ink security pact
  • MoU amongst BRICS approved
  • India, Myanmar agree to take on insurgents
  • India, Japan ink pact in Yoga

September 2018

  • Fourth BIMSTEC Summit
  • 6th EAS-EMM and 15th India-ASEAN- EMM held
  • KAZIND 2018
  • India wants 20 years to cut tariffs under RCEP
  • India ready to take steps forward
  • BIMSTEC embarrassment for India
  • The US reviewing India’s Chabahar port development
  • Chinese intrusions declined
  • PM Modi & Sheikh Hasina flag off India-Bangladesh Friendship pipeline
  • India opening rupee window for Iran oil
  • Yudh Abhyas 2018 concluded

August 2018

  • India STA-1 status
  • China, ASEAN navies stage first emergency drills
  • Government to defer ‘retaliatory tariff’
  • India get STA-1 status
  • Exercise Maitree 2018
  • India not to join US-led counter to China’s BRI
  • Adoption programme with India
  • Maitree 2018 concluded
  • PB-18 conclude
  • India, Japan to expand defence ties
  • Ink protocol to amend CECA

July 2018

  • Bolivia offers its Lithium reserves
  • World’s biggest trading bloc
  • India in talks to run ‘world’s emptiest airport’
  • New visas to Indian scientists
  • Join hands for industrial revolution 4.0
  • India, South Korea Sign Five MoUs
  • First Chairman of Rajya Sabha to sign an MOU
  • India, South Korea sign 11 agreements
  • Indians in ‘Windrush’ immigration scandal
  • Brexit strategy
  • Largest visa centre in World
  • UN elects Iceland to replace US
  • Govt gives nod to Iran bank
  • Revised travel agreement with Bangladesh
  • A deal signed to defy protectionism
  • India’s BRO completes road in Bhutan
  • First Meeting on Border Haats
  • India, US set to sign COMCASA
  • Invest India and UAE sign MoU

June 2018

  • US Pacific Command renamed
  • Join hands to counter expansionist China
  • IND-INDO CORPAT
  • Agreement in the field of Sustainable Urban Development
  • Ex-Malabar 2018
  • Sign MoU to extend health cooperation
  • India, China ink 2 MoUs
  • India refuses to endorse China’s BRI
  • Document sign at Singapore summit
  • Malabar 2018
  • Yoga Day in SCO

May 2018

  • WTO sets up key panel
  • First Ever Joint Army exercise on Malaysian Soil
  • India-Japan Energy Dialogue
  • India rejects US request
  • India- South Africa Business Summit Concludes
  • India in Asia-Pacific on power index
  • Joint surveillance of Maldives EEZ
  • WTO sets up panel for renewables energy case
  • India takes convention centre route to Africa
  • MoU between India and France apprised
  • India drags US to WTO
  • Steps to fight US sanctions on Iran
  • China’s another flashpoint with India
  • India, China agree to start talks on bilateral SSA
  • Surya Kiran begins

April 2018

  • India abstains from voting on Moscow’s proposal
  • India, Nepal seek new direction to bilateral ties
  • Fuel pipeline project
  • China protests India’s ‘transgression’ in Arunachal
  • India at CWG 2018
  • India, South Korea to ink pact for seafarers
  • China protests India’s ‘transgression’ in Arunachal
  • Indian Consortium and Saudi Aramco Sign MoU
  • First India-Nordic summit
  • Seven MoUs at DefExpo
  • Nordic free-trade bastion
  • UK joins International Solar Alliance
  • India wins UN subsidiary bodies
  • Joint task force on natural gas
  • India, Nordic countries vow to strengthen ties
  • India takes US to WTO’s safeguard committee on steel
  • Increase in voting rights at World Bank
  • MoU in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine approved
  • HARIMAU SHAKTI 2018
  • India-China Informal Summit
  • Joint economic project in Afghanistan

March 2018

  • First initiative under an Indo-Russian deal
  • India, Jordan ink 12 pacts
  • India, Vietnam ink three MoUs
  • Planned Indian military base stirs
  • Freedom of navigation in SCS
  • India to become EBRD’s member
  • MoU between UPSC and PSC of Mauritius
  • First ever ‘crime-free zone’ launched
  • WTO mini-ministerial in Delhi
  • First ISA summit
  • India, France ink 14 agreements
  • Delhi agenda adopted
  • India nudges WTO services council
  • NDB, ISA tie up
  • WTO to work on alternative mechanism
  • WTO dispute on export schemes
  • US drags India to WTO
  • First India-Japan Workshop on DRR
  • Anti-dumping duty imposed on Ofloxacin
  • First India-Japan Workshop on DRR
  • WTO summit in India
  • Anti-dumping probe on solar cells
  • ISA and India sign the Host Country Agreement
  • India close to signing COMCASA
  • First US shale gas reaches India

February 2018

  • India joins Ashgabat agreement
  • Createch Summit in Mumbai
  • India invites WTO members for the mini-ministerial meet
  • Minamata Convention approved
  • US blocks India’s request for WTO compliance panel
  • Grand Collar of the State of Palestine
  • India, UAE agree to strengthen economic ties
  • India, UAE to hold first joint naval drill
  • India, Oman sign 8 agreements
  • India US sort our issues on poultry
  • MoU Signed between BSI and NHM
  • India, Iran sign pact
  • India notifies revised pact with Kenya
  • Pact for smart city cooperation
  • TAPI breaks ground on Afghan section
  • India to host Milan
  • India, US hold talks on defence cooperation

January 2018

  • Six countries enter UNSC
  • Cabinet nod to India, UK pact
  • India rejects US solar claim at WTO
  • India, UK ink pacts on illegal migrants
  • India attends its first SCO meeting
  • Exercise ‘Vajra Prahar’
  • India now in ‘Australia Group’
  • India, Cambodia ink pacts.
  • India, Seychelles sign revised agreement

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